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