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

holger krekel holger at merlinux.eu
Mon Oct 19 15:21:33 CEST 2009

On Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 15:05 +0200, Carl Friedrich wrote:
> Leonardo Santagada wrote:
> > On Oct 19, 2009, at 9:08 AM, Victor Stinner wrote:
> >> 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.
> While I agree, to do this we would have to come up with a name for the 
> translation toolchain part. And coming up with names is even harder than 
> coming up with logos.

but it shouldn't fail just because we are afraid of a naming discussion. 
I suggest a termination criterium for the discussion like the next 
sprint meetup in Duesseldorf (6th till 13th October) and have
attendants agree / vote with or without prior beers. 

> > But who should get the Ouroboros logo I don't know.
> The Python interpreter part of course.
yip.  so we need a name for our super-powered ultra-flexible translator. 


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