[Haskell-cafe] Logos of Other Languages

Gwern Branwen gwern0 at gmail.com
Fri Dec 19 19:08:57 EST 2008

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2008/12/19 George Pollard :
> 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!
> http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/Haskell_logos/New_logo_ideas#Cale_Gibbard

Such as few people being able to breathe at their rarefied heights? :)

Well, at least it isn't a white tower of some sort...

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