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- The symbolism might be visible only to those that can recognize a matrix when they see it, but for me it has a deep and important symbolism: everything in APL is an array, be it 0-dimensioned (scalar), 1-dimensioned (vector or array), 2-dimensioned (matrix), n-dimensioned where n greater than 2 (tensor).
- The symbolism might be visible only to those that can recognize a matrix when they see it, but for me it has a deep and important symbolism: everything in APL is an array, be it 0-dimensioned (scalar), 1-dimensioned (vector or array), 2-dimensioned (matrix), n-dimensioned where n greater than 2 (tensor).
== Quad APL comment by [[User:Mlliarm|Mlliarm]] ([[User talk:Mlliarm|talk]]) ==
This imho is too cryptic.
It carries the message that APL code can look like arcane ancient voodoo spells or incantations to [[wiki:Cthulhu|Cthulhu]] and Yog Sothoth.
So I don't think it'd be a good idea to use this one, no matter how original is the idea of the creator.
It'd probably scare a beginner off. But I think the general feelings one should get when they lay their eyes on the logo are:
- aesthetic pleasing: it must have symmetry, be curvy and avoid many angles
- it has to make them curious or lure them to look into the language.
Not sure how the APL community can solve the issue that the glyphs bring math traumas to the surface and so, only those that can see the beauty of it all beyond the weird symbols will stay.
But I guess this is a problem (or a non problem) that the logo cannot solve, no matter how good and pleasant to the eye it is: for some people the glyphs will scare them away (possible math trauma in the past) and for others (the few mathematically inclined, or those that can handle any math anxiety that a total alien looking language can create to a new user -- like a westerner that tries to learn Japanese) it is this that will attract them to the language.
I suppose one needs to have a fair amount of weirdness in their mind/psyche to appreciate APL and decide to learn it, and keep pushing through the math anxiety it creates, like learning Japanese.
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