[Haskell-cafe] Logos of Other Languages

George Pollard porges at porg.es
Fri Dec 19 17:12:46 EST 2008

On Fri, 2008-12-19 at 00:10 -0800, Ashley Yakeley wrote:
> I browsed around a bit for logos from other languages...
> ...
> All of these get one thing right that the current and most of the 
> proposed Haskell logos do not: they don't make any reference to the 
> syntax of the language itself. Doing so seems to miss the point of a 
> logo: it's supposed to appeal visually, rather than semantically. So I'd 
> like to see some submissions that don't use lambdas.

I commented on this to Cale;

> ... the mountain is the only real 'iconic' one :), ruby has a ruby,
> python has pythons, java has its coffee, lua has the moon, Scheme had
> the lambda before Haskell, perl has its (de facto) camel, etc. C(++|#)
> and older languages tend to be the odd ones out

This is why I like Cale's mountain (which incorporates a sneaky
lambda ;P). A mountain peak/summit/apex also has nice connotations!

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