[web-devel] Yesod renaming

Max Cantor mxcantor at gmail.com
Sat Mar 26 09:08:32 CET 2011

> Mithril - It is described as stronger than steel but much lighter in weight.

I thought the idea was to come up with a name that would be easier to pronounce across cultures and have more meaning, not be harder and have about the same :)

> And the name is not taken (suprisingly)
> On Friday, March 25, 2011 02:46:03 PM you wrote:
>> Michael has floated the possibility of re-naming Yesod.
>> Pro:
>> * Something that everyone can pronounce
>> * Something easier to remember
>> * Something that invokes a meaningful mental impression (instead of a
>> "what does that mean?").
>> Con:
>> * Yesod is *very* distinctive, we'd most likely end up with a less
>> unique name
>> * People know Yesod already
>> One other con we had was the re-naming effort, but I think we could
>> mitigate that by continuing to use the Yesod name in the code to a large
>> extent for a while.
>> Would a phonetic spelling on the homepage help?
>> yee-sode: high performance, type-safe web development
>> Feedback on the issue is welcome. We are probably more concerned about
>> thinking back to the initial impression someone gets of the framework when
>> evaluating it or beginning to use it. It would be great to hear opinion
>> from the international crowd.
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