[web-devel] Yesod renaming

Michael Litchard michael at schmong.org
Sat Mar 26 01:09:09 CET 2011

I'm for keeping the name. It evokes the right kind of relevance for
me. Be different! Keep the name!

On Fri, Mar 25, 2011 at 4:21 PM, Felipe Almeida Lessa
<felipe.lessa at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 25, 2011 at 11:00 PM, Aristid Breitkreuz
> <aristidb at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> It's scary? I don't even know what "Yesod" means, and it sounds totally and
>> utterly neutral to me, not scary at all. But it is easy to remember anyways,
>> due to being very distinctive.
>> What makes it sound scary to you?
> My mother tongue is Portuguese, so neither "Yesod" nor "monad" meant
> anything to me when I first heard of them.  However none of them give
> a warm, fuzzy feeling.  I can't speak for people whose mother language
> is English, but I'd bet they don't get this feeling as well.
> As an example, "Ruby on Rails" feels nice.  You actually can imagine a
> nice, big, red ruby going fast like a train =).
> That's why I advocate for a Call for Names.  I don't think we should
> change "Yesod" just for the sake of having an easier to remember name.
>  Any replacement should be clear, nice, give a warm, fuzzy feeling,
> etc.
> My 2¢ =),
> --
> Felipe.
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