[Haskell-cafe] Hackage accounts and real names

Miguel Mitrofanov miguelimo38 at yandex.ru
Tue Apr 6 02:02:58 EDT 2010

Out of curiosity: is there something wrong with my nickname "migmit"?

I'm not gonna change it anyway.

On 6 Apr 2010, at 09:52, Edward Z. Yang wrote:

> This is a pretty terrible reason, but I'm going to throw it out there:
> I like real names because they're much more aesthetically pleasing.   
> In
> my younger days, I once decided, "Hey, I should get a pseudonym" and I
> picked something fairly ridiculous, just because "everyone else was  
> doing
> it".  I would have appreciated someone to have conked me on the head  
> earlier
> and said, "No, that pseudonym is stupid" and made me use something  
> else.
> That said, I think I'd be perfectly happy with a policy that preferred
> real names, but was willing to take an (obvious) pseudonym if the  
> author
> insisted.
> Cheers,
> Edward
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