[web-devel] Yesod renaming

Tristan Seligmann mithrandi at mithrandi.net
Sat Mar 26 04:40:35 CET 2011

On Sat, Mar 26, 2011 at 1:21 AM, Felipe Almeida Lessa
<felipe.lessa at gmail.com> wrote:
> As an example, "Ruby on Rails" feels nice.  You actually can imagine a
> nice, big, red ruby going fast like a train =).

This sort of thing is very subjective, however. I always found the
name "Ruby on Rails" highly amusing, as "rails" is slang for a
particular illegal recreational alkaloid...

> 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.

I think the most important feature of a name is that it uniquely
identifies the thing it is naming. In some cases, a name can easily
*describe* the thing it is naming as well, which is also important;
but for bigger libraries and frameworks, this just isn't possible.
mithrandi, i Ainil en-Balandor, a faer Ambar

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