[Haskell-cafe] Time for a new logo?

Richard O'Keefe ok at cs.otago.ac.nz
Tue Dec 16 17:32:46 EST 2008

On 16 Dec 2008, at 1:24 am, Álvaro Vilanova Vidal wrote:

> One more concept.
> <haskell_infinitylambda_logo.svg>

> <haskell_infinitylambda.svg><haskell_infinitylambda.png>

The hybrid lambda/infinity sign looks more like a bra advertisement
and the lettering is unpleasant.  For one thing, the language is
called "Haskell", so a logo should not call it "haskell".  (The
language cares very much about case, after all.)

Admittedly lambda signifies functions to us, but there are
probably more people who know what A -> B means than who
know what lambda means.  Arguably

	→ → → →

conveys something of the language (we do write
f :: a -> b -> c -> d -> e  for a multiparameter function)
and also suggests something dynamic and forward-looking.
Indeed, the multiple arrows even suggest concurrency,
which is true.

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