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

Nicolas Cellier nicolas.cellier.aka.nice at gmail.com
Fri Jan 27 17:09:40 CET 2012

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.


>> Cheers,
>> Max

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