[Pharo-project] Meaning of the name "Pharo"

blake dsblakewatson at gmail.com
Fri Jan 27 11:13:18 EST 2012


Careful: We're wandering into Big Talk. :-P

On Fri, Jan 27, 2012 at 8:09 AM, Nicolas Cellier <
nicolas.cellier.aka.nice at gmail.com> wrote:

> 2012/1/27 Stéphane Ducasse <stephane.ducasse at inria.fr>:
> >
> > On Jan 27, 2012, at 8:17 AM, Max Leske wrote:
> >
> >> I always enjoy it if a product / project with a "funny" name explains
> that name somewhere (origin, intention). I think it says a lot about the
> kind of project it is (how dedicated are the people? If the name is crap,
> the product will probably be too…). So I thought, it might be cool to
> introduce a paragraph (in the "About" section maybe) that explains the
> origins of the name "Pharo".
> >>
> >> Any thoughts?
> >
> > Yes!
> > I love lighthouse because
> >        - it is protecting boats from crashing on the coast
> >        - stand against the wind and is wild sea
> > Really positive image.
> >
> > Pharo: solid software with a vision, helping large programs to get to
> the coast nicely.
> >
>
> And even a rock solid Pharo requires maintenance.
> An abandoned  Pharo would not be of much help, just a seamark, but not
> an active guide, and it will sooner or later be tumbling down.
> That's a good software metaphor, and we shall rejoice of current level
> of activity.
>
> Nicolas
>
> >>
> >> Cheers,
> >> Max
> >
> >
>
>
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