[Haskell-cafe] monadic logo

Thomas Davie 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  
> franchise.
> 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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