[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?
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".
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