[Haskell-cafe] A Mascot

Ertugrul Soeylemez es at ertes.de
Wed Nov 16 09:46:00 CET 2011

John Meacham <john at repetae.net> wrote:

> People tend to concentrate on the lambda which cooresponds to the
> functional aspect of haskell when designing logos. Not nearly enough
> attention is paid to the other striking feature, the laziness. The
> 'bottom' symbol _|_ should feature prominently. The two most defining
> features of haskell are that it is purely functional and _|_ inhabits
> every type. The combination of which is very powerful.

I like the idea, even though personally I don't care that much.

I think the phrase "being lazy with class" could be put into the design
of a mascot.  For Haskell (forgive me for that term) marketing purposes
a mascot would definitely help.

But I think, despite the well-founded denotational semantics of Haskell,
bottom does not play that much of a role.


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