[Haskell-cafe] Re: Sugestion for a Haskell mascot

Satnam Singh satnams at microsoft.com
Thu Mar 12 06:08:58 EDT 2009

I agree that looking for a mascot that is inspired by "laziness" is a bad idea from a P.R. perspective (I am tired of people walking out the room when I give Haskell talks to general audiences and explain lazy evaluation).

Perhaps this is just an indication of my dark and violent side, but choosing an animal with a killer instinct might be a better idea. A creature that would eat something small and furry as a mid afternoon snack

How about a viper? http://viperfashion.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/5742_coiled_up_viper_snake_sticking_tongue_out.jpg 



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Sent: 12 March 2009 09:50
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Subject: [Haskell-cafe] Re: Sugestion for a Haskell mascot

Joe Fredette <jfredett at gmail.com> writes:

> Hehe, I love it. Sloth is a synonym for Lazyness in English
> too, and they're so freaking cute... :)

I wouldn't say it was an exact synonym. Though the
dictionary definitions are similar, sloth has a more
negative connotation than laziness; the fourth deadly sin is
called "sloth" rather than "laziness".

I think using it as a mascot is a bad idea: "Haskell is so
slow, they even chose a sloth as the mascot".

Jón Fairbairn                                 Jon.Fairbairn at cl.cam.ac.uk
http://www.chaos.org.uk/~jf/Stuff-I-dont-want.html  (updated 2009-01-31)

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