[Haskell-cafe] Time for a new logo?

Don Stewart dons at galois.com
Wed Dec 17 16:35:03 EST 2008

> Jonathan Cast wrote:
> >>{-# LANGUAGE ExistentialQuantification #-}
> >>
> >>Hmm, now if this was Perl or something, that would be 
> >>HiddenTypeVariables or something. Much less fearsom-sounding.
> >>    
> >
> >No, it's cute.  Repulsively so.
> >  
> Right. So giving things meaningful names is "repulsive"? No wonder 
> Haskell has a reputation for being incomprehensible...
> >>At any rate, if we're to have a logo, let's not have one which actively 
> >>*promotes* the notion that Haskell is complex and difficult and that 
> >>only theoretical physicists need apply...
> >>    
> >
> >I'd like to hold out, again, for the idea that we get a higher-quality
> >community by promoting that notion.
> >  
> In other words, you want to keep Haskell elitist. Well, if that's what 
> the community in general wants, then fine. Personally, I strongly 
> disagree with this snobbish point of view. But I am only one voice...

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