intimidating terminology (was: Re: [Haskell-cafe] Time for a new logo?)

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH allbery at
Sun Dec 21 15:27:52 EST 2008

On 2008 Dec 19, at 4:13, Lennart Augustsson wrote:
> When accurate names for Haskell concepts already exist we should use
> them (as we have tried in the past).  There has been too much
> invention of misleading terminology in computing already.  If some
> people can't handle things having the right names, well, maybe they
> should try another language.  (What would happen if we used the new
> name principle, e.g., in cooking?  "Oh, cinnamon is a difficult name,
> I'll call it tangy spice instead.")

Cinnamon's already got an accuracy problem anyway:  what most people  
in the US call cinnamon is actually cassia.

brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] allbery at
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electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university    KF8NH

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