# ktor

August Lilleaas

10/17/2023, 11:17 AM
I also noticed that no longer says “framework”. Is that a recent and deliberate change? I was going to make a point of how Ktor calls itself a framework, but I view it as a library, and I’m pretty sure “framework” was mentioned on the website before 😄
I suppose there aren’t any standard definitions around of what’s a library and what’s a framework. The point I was trying to make is that Ktor doesn’t do anything unless you ask it to, which is what makes it a library and not a framework in my headcanon at least

Johann Pardanaud

10/17/2023, 11:31 AM
a good definition I read once:
your code calls a library
a framework calls your code
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