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Mark J. Reed
March 25, 2009 07:37
Re: Logo considerations - 3 logos needed
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Perl 6 is more than just the test suite.  It's a language
specification, a reference parser, a test suite, and perhaps a
reference setting implementation.  All of the things about the
language that are not tied to a particular implementation are part of
"Perl 6".

Rakudo is a particular implementation of Perl 6 using Parrot.  While
it is a separate project from both Perl 6 and Parrot, it is intimately
tied to both, and I think its logo should reflect that. I don't see
much point in having separate logos for "Rakudo on Parrot" and "Rakudo
without Parrot".  I mean, I suppose much of the frontend work could be
ported to a different backend, but would that still be considered

(Incidentally, the "Rakudo" name arose while I wasn't really paying
attention to Parrot developments, and I missed its advent. So let me
a-year-belatedly say that I find it a very nice coinage.  Besides
getting the camel and the idea of The Perl Way in there, and of course
the "perl = paradise" implication is a nice touch, I like that if you
squint at it sideways you can almost see the word "roku", which is
Japanese for "six".)

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