[pypy-dev] Why isn't the PyPy logo Ouroboros(Snake biting its tail)?

Leonardo Santagada santagada at gmail.com
Mon Oct 19 14:38:37 CEST 2009

On Oct 19, 2009, at 9:08 AM, Victor Stinner wrote:

> Hi,
> Le dimanche 18 octobre 2009 20:32:07, Khalid Shahin a écrit :
>> The current PyPy logo seems kind of plain. And Ouroboros is a  
>> symbol of
>> snake biting its tail and represents a cycle, a re-creation of  
>> itself, or a
>> self-reference. Which would fit nicely in the PyPy logo.
> I read somewhere that PyPy is no more a project dedicated to Python,  
> but it's
> a little bit more generic. If the project is splitted in two parts  
> (generic
> compiler + python interpreter), Ouroboros would be the logo of the  
> python
> interpreter, right?

Separating the pypy translator/compiler from the pypy python  
interpreter (preferably with different names) is something I would  
love to see happen. The first thing you have to say to someone when  
explaining pypy is "pypy is two completely different (but related)  
things..." so different logos and names would help a lot.

But who should get the Ouroboros logo I don't know.

> I like Ourouboros. "snake biting its tail" was the title of my first  
> news on
> linuxfr (a french open source news website) :-)
>   PyPy, le serpent qui se mord la queue, sort en version 0.99
>   http://linuxfr.org/2007/02/22/22108.html
>   February 2007

Leonardo Santagada
santagada at gmail.com

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