[Haskell-cafe] monadic logo
tom.davie at gmail.com
Thu Mar 12 10:13:58 EDT 2009
On 12 Mar 2009, at 15:04, Gregg Reynolds wrote:
> At risk of becoming the most hated man in all Haskelldom, I'd like
> to suggest that the Haskell logo not use lambda symbols. Or at
> least not as the central element. Sorry, I know I'm late to the
> party, but the thing is there is nothing distinctive about lambda;
> it's common to all FPLs. Besides, Lisp/Scheme already have that
> What is distinctive about Haskell it's use of the monad. The
> Pythagorean monad symbol is wonderfully simple:
No, what's distinctive about Haskell is usually the abuse of the monad.
Encouraging people to think Haskell is all about monadic programming
even more is a recipe for disaster.
Just my 2¢
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