[Haskell-cafe] A Mascot

Andrew Coppin andrewcoppin at btinternet.com
Thu Nov 17 19:22:47 CET 2011

On 16/11/2011 04:50 AM, heathmatlock wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 15, 2011 at 10:18 PM, John Meacham <john at repetae.net
> <mailto: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.
>         John
> I would have to think about this a bit longer, but here's the symbol
> reworked onto the helmet:
> http://i.imgur.com/ZziGQ.png

If you're going to draw a piece of graphics, why use ASCII workarounds 
like "_|_", when you can use the real thing (i.e., "⊥")?

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