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

Deniz Dogan deniz.a.m.dogan at gmail.com
Thu Mar 12 07:59:49 EDT 2009

2009/3/12 Colin Paul Adams <colin at colina.demon.co.uk>:
>>>>>> "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".

Let's have a vote about the official Haskell motto!


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