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April 06, 2012
Re: Mascot for D
@Martin yeah the dragon looks almost the same. May be a Dodo as a 
mascot ?

Thanx all ! I just wanted to get the idea across.

-Adam

On Thursday, 5 April 2012 at 23:00:53 UTC, H. S. Teoh wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 05, 2012 at 06:39:57PM +0200, deadalnix wrote:
>> Le 05/04/2012 18:33, Brad Anderson a écrit :
> [...]
>> >Shh...you're going to hurt D Man's feelings: 
>> >http://dlang.org/images/d3.gif
>> >
>> >LLVM already uses a dragon very similar to that. I don't 
>> >really think
>> >D needs a mascot, personally.
> [...]
>> 
>> D man is fun, but ugly.
> [...]
>
> This inspired me to hack some povray code to model better D man 
> (3-D
> man?). I'll post something when I get it ready for consumption. 
> :-)
>
>
> T
April 06, 2012
Re: Mascot for D
crudbug wrote:
> May be a Dodo as a mascot ?

I doubt a Dodo would send a positive message... considering they 
when extinct years ago and where considered to have very little 
intelligence.

I think a Martian is the best idea.
April 06, 2012
Re: Mascot for D
On 06/04/2012 05:42, F i L wrote:
> crudbug wrote:
>> May be a Dodo as a mascot ?
>
> I doubt a Dodo would send a positive message... considering they when
> extinct years ago and where considered to have very little intelligence.
>
> I think a Martian is the best idea.

My first thought when I saw this thread was some kind of cute little 
Astronaut. I like the name "Digital Martian" but worry that any kind of 
alien mascot would lack originality or require explanation. What does it 
take to be a Martian? DO the Mars Rovers count?

A...
April 06, 2012
Re: Mascot for D
On 6.4.2012 13:05, Alix Pexton wrote:
> My first thought when I saw this thread was some kind of cute little
> Astronaut. I like the name "Digital Martian" but worry that any kind of
> alien mascot would lack originality or require explanation. What does it
> take to be a Martian? DO the Mars Rovers count?
> 
> A...

If you are to venture into robot realm, we could use the bottom half of
R2D2 - it is as close to D2 as anything can get and it is almost
universally recognized...

Just musing :-)
April 06, 2012
Re: Mascot for D
On Thu, Apr 05, 2012 at 10:08:07PM -0700, H. S. Teoh wrote:
[...]
> Alright. It's time to introduce D-man version 2! (Or is that D2-man?
> :-P)
> 
> 	http://eusebeia.dyndns.org/~hsteoh/tmp/mascot.png
[...]

Just updated with another pose: D-man running away in horror. Probably
from the shock of seeing ugly C++ code. :-P


T

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April 06, 2012
Re: Mascot for D
Le 06/04/2012 04:46, crudbug a écrit :
> @Martin yeah the dragon looks almost the same. May be a Dodo as a mascot ?

Awesome idea ! I love that !
April 06, 2012
Re: Mascot for D
On 4/6/2012 8:05 AM, H. S. Teoh wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 05, 2012 at 10:08:07PM -0700, H. S. Teoh wrote:
> [...]
>> Alright. It's time to introduce D-man version 2! (Or is that D2-man?
>> :-P)
>>
>> 	http://eusebeia.dyndns.org/~hsteoh/tmp/mascot.png
> [...]
>
> Just updated with another pose: D-man running away in horror.

Not bad. Better than my rendering!
April 07, 2012
Re: Mascot for D
Apparently, then, when you have no substance, the cure is to get a mascot? 
Good products "sell" themselves. If D lacks market share after being 
introduced 10 years ago, do you REALLY think a cutsie-tootsie graphic is 
going to help? Hello.

That said, I would like to know HOW MANY is this group of soldiers fighting 
for D's resurrection and saving of the world. Seriously. How many? Also, I 
would like to know, in a consolidated way, what the hopes are of those 
"soldiers". (I think I may know, even if they don't).

Lastly, I would like to know if there are any developers (or programmers, 
and yes, there is a difference) here that have not ever worked with C or 
C++.

(Yeah, I tend to be blunt. Deal with it.)

"crudbug" <crudbug@gmail.com> wrote in message 
news:siedfnxxjyimkitshezm@forum.dlang.org...
> Hi All,
>
> I am just starting my D adventure, I chose D over Go ! I think it will 
> kool to have some marketing behind D. A mascot "Dragon" will look good ?
>
> http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-0YqxfqC5Ero/TfCTFkcPHbI/AAAAAAAACNY/UaKuBVRyOpw/s1600/Skeleton_Dragon_Knight_Tattoo.jpg
>
> What do you guys think ?
>
> -Adam
April 07, 2012
Re: Mascot for D
On 04/07/2012 10:35 AM, BillWendt wrote:
> Apparently, then, when you have no substance, the cure is to get a mascot?

These are orthogonal concerns.

> Good products "sell" themselves. If D lacks market share after being
> introduced 10 years ago,

10 years ago, it was not a language I would have used. (In fact, the 
same probably holds for a time span of only 2 years.)

> do you REALLY think a cutsie-tootsie graphic is going to help?

Why do you assume it is intended to?

> Hello.
>

Hi.

> That said, I would like to know HOW MANY is this group of soldiers fighting
> for D's resurrection and saving of the world.

It never died.

> Seriously. How many?

That is completely unimportant.

> Also, I would like to know, in a consolidated way, what the hopes are of those
> "soldiers". (I think I may know, even if they don't).
>

I enjoy using D. Popularity contests are childish.

> Lastly, I would like to know if there are any developers (or programmers,
> and yes, there is a difference) here that have not ever worked with C or
> C++.
>

So what?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argumentum_ad_populum
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worse_is_better

> (Yeah, I tend to be blunt. Deal with it.)
>

(Well, why do you tend to be blunt? Most people are not like that.
Also, why do you care?)
April 07, 2012
Re: Mascot for D
H. S. Teoh wrote:

> This inspired me to hack some povray code to model better D man

This one is about seven years old:
http://w148.de/~mmartin/d/logo.html

-manfred
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