[web-devel] Yesod renaming

Mathew de Detrich deteego at gmail.com
Sat Mar 26 01:32:30 CET 2011

Yesod is fine, its very distinctive and unique name. Renaming it would be a
waste of effort

On Sat, Mar 26, 2011 at 11:25 AM, Alexey Levan <exlevan at gmail.com> wrote:

> 2011/3/26 Felipe Almeida Lessa <felipe.lessa at gmail.com>:
> > 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 =).
> I know, let's just read "Yesod" backwards, it's much warmer this way!
> Seriously though, I think that renaming of Yesod is going to be a
> wasted effort.  The web is full of meaningless names and acronyms, I
> don't consider having one as a big deal.  What matters in the end is
> quality of product behind a name/visibility of a name/etc., but not
> the name per se.  There're products with worse names (like GIMP),
> which are nevertheless popular.
> I see no reason for renaming Yesod.  It's not hard to read (it not
> like there's four consonants in a row), it's not hard to remember
> (it's 5 letters, are you kidding me?), and it doesn't have to mean
> anything (from now on, it will mean "that awesome web framework").
> I'd much rather see the Yesod folks contributing more
> features/documentation than wasting their with the rename.
> There are another projects with different spellings (my-sequel?
> my-es-que-el?). I mean, it's not _that_ bad.
> --
> Alexey
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