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

Colin Paul Adams colin at colina.demon.co.uk
Thu Mar 12 07:57:15 EDT 2009

>>>>> "Deniz" == Deniz Dogan <deniz.a.m.dogan at gmail.com> writes:

    Deniz> 2009/3/12 Satnam Singh <satnams at microsoft.com>:
    >> 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

    Deniz> Python already uses a snake and it reminds me too much of
    Deniz> vi and viper-mode etc.  If so many people are reluctant
    Deniz> towards the sloth, why don't we just go for the narwhal?
    Deniz> They're predators, they have built-in swords and they're
    Deniz> just bad ass in general.  Then of course, there's the
    Deniz> downside that there's no connection to the language itself
    Deniz> in any way.

Why not just dispense with a mascot? It's rather childish.

New motto for Haskell:

"Avoid mascots at all cost".
Colin Adams
Preston Lancashire

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