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What is the Perl Color?

by monsieur_champs (Curate)
on Jun 03, 2003 at 14:32 UTC ( #262664=perlquestion: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
monsieur_champs has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Fellow mongers

I'm trying to design a website for the recently created Brasil Perl Mongers group, and need to know if there is something like a "official color" for the Perl language. Could someone help me?

May the gods bless your code.

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Re: What is the Perl Color?
by phydeauxarff (Priest) on Jun 03, 2003 at 14:37 UTC
    All the O'Reilly books are blue...not an 'official color' that I am aware of, but you could start with that and see if it fits your design scheme.

      Nice shot, but older Perl books from O'Reilly was pink... I'm looking for something that really identifies Perl.

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        I haven't been around this long enough to have seen the pink ones...all my mySQL books are that color.

        I just have a shelf full of blue and thought of that first.

        Yes, but pink was the colour of the previous version of Perl.

        Who knows what the next version will be coloured? Perhaps green?

        Shouldn't someone start a poll on that?

        CountZero

        "If you have four groups working on a compiler, you'll get a 4-pass compiler." - Conway's Law

      Perl should have its own color, independent of O'Reilly, I've seen it discussed before that even the camel shouldnt necessarily be the "official mascot" of Perl, I mean, why should we have to get permission to use our own mascot...maybe its time for a clean start..this might actually be a good poll or discussion, find out what the perl community thinks is an appropriate mascot and official color

      -Robert

      Hopefully there will be a witty sig here at some point

        Oh, man, may the gods forgive you for such a heretic suggestion.

        The Perl Camel is part of the Hacker Culture, as stated at the Jargon Files. I think no one would even consider exchanging the Camel for another mascot...

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      I always saw perl as a lighter blue, between sky blue and powder blue.

      Most of them are blue, but I can think of a couple that aren't: the O'Reilly CGI book is green, as was Clinton Wong's older book Web client programming with Perl. Maybe because green is the O'Reilly colour for their HTML/CSS/JavaScript/etc books and someone thought they "fitted" better in that category?

Re: What is the Perl Color?
by Molt (Chaplain) on Jun 03, 2003 at 14:41 UTC

    When http://London.pm.org was faced with the decision as to what colour to make their website they ended up auctioning off the decision. Eventually they got over 400 Euro in exchange for a nice sedate (Ha!) Leon Brocard-approved orange colourscheme.

      Orange is for Anguish, Blue for Insanity

      /me wonders if anyone will understand that reference without Googling for it...

      -sauoq
      "My two cents aren't worth a dime.";
      
        I don't understand it even after Googling for it.

        Makeshifts last the longest.

Re: What is the Perl Color?
by adrianh (Chancellor) on Jun 03, 2003 at 14:42 UTC

    Most camels seem to be brownish :-)

      Yes, a brief search provides numerous examples...
      http://www.google.com/search?q=camel+color
      ...I estimate something around #bb885b...
      perl -e "use Tk; $m = new MainWindow(-title,'Camel Color?')->Button(-b +g, '#bb885b')->pack; MainLoop()"
Re: What is the Perl Color?
by tjh (Curate) on Jun 03, 2003 at 14:43 UTC
      I move for a vote for a color, then perhaps a logo contest. Funny thing about an online vote is we'll be using Perl to choose a color for Perl.
      - Kevin Loechner
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      Community Software Engineer
Re: What is the Perl Color?
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Jun 03, 2003 at 14:57 UTC

    The colour used to represent the main blocks of blue on the covers of the Camel, Leopard and Gecko books at the Oreillly website comes out as

    html: #0096C6

    rgb(0, 50, 198)


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Re: What is the Perl Color?
by bluto (Curate) on Jun 03, 2003 at 15:02 UTC
    Whatever you do, don't use yellow -- that's for cowardly languages.

      That reminds me of a joke on the colors of a regiment of engineers:

      Red for the blood we did not shed; blue for the rivers we did not cross and yellow because that's what we are.

      CountZero

      "If you have four groups working on a compiler, you'll get a 4-pass compiler." - Conway's Law

        I thought the discussion was about what would be a good color to use. :-) His page looks yellowish-green on my browser, so perhaps Larry has some hope yet.
Re: What is the Perl Color?
by nite_man (Deacon) on Jun 03, 2003 at 15:25 UTC
    Try to look at existing Perl Mongers groups or use the same color as our monastery (if brothers and sisters will not be opposite ;-)) )
          
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      Try to look at existing Perl Mongers groups or use the same color as our monastery (if brothers and sisters will not be opposite ;-)) )

      PM is themable. I'm looking at a black background with silver text and underlined aqua links (yet visited links are some sort of yellow and they turn red if I hover over them).

      I don't think there is a "Perl colour". Or a "Perl Monks colour" for that matter.

      Juerd # { site => 'juerd.nl', plp_site => 'plp.juerd.nl', do_not_use => 'spamtrap' }

Re: What is the Perl Color?
by Aristotle (Chancellor) on Jun 03, 2003 at 15:56 UTC

      They all show up as the same #00659C colour as I mentioned above for the cover shots of the books.


      Examine what is said, not who speaks.
      "Efficiency is intelligent laziness." -David Dunham
      "When I'm working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I think only how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong." -Richard Buckminster Fuller


      Hmmm...

      One camel to rule them all... (Tongue firmly in cheek.)

      Interesting.

      Adopt a community accepted mascot, typestyle, logo and color? .

      Bite a hand that feeds Perl? Or let sleeping camels lie?

      It is interesting to see the mention of a Perl "brand" in O'Reilly's write up on the page you mentioned. And it all makes for interesting thinking about trademarks, brands, etc. and the sticky wicket surrounding O'Reilly's Place in the Universe, etc. They certainly have done a fine job supporting Perl, Larry and others, no doubts there.

Re: What is the Perl Color?
by krujos (Curate) on Jun 03, 2003 at 16:02 UTC
    Perhaps it's just me, but perl feels purple to me.
Re: What is the Perl Color?
by mrpilot (Curate) on Jun 03, 2003 at 16:38 UTC
    Blue! no, Green! no, Aghhhh!

    </monty_python>

      For those from a Cog-Sci background the above quandry provides no difficulty. We would choose Grue every time. :-) Bleen is nasty however.


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      demerphq

      <Elian> And I do take a kind of perverse pleasure in having an OO assembly language...

        Maybe this is a poor guess, but could you please send me the RGB codes for those colors?

        Thank you, fellow.

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Re: What is the Perl Color?
by Desdinova (Friar) on Jun 03, 2003 at 17:04 UTC
    Duct Tape Grey
Re: What is the Perl Color?
by Anonymous Monk on Jun 03, 2003 at 17:07 UTC
    What is the color of a camel?

      Sorry, Little Brother... I think this one was answered above. Please read up the entire thread.

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Re: What is the Perl Color?
by bart (Canon) on Jun 03, 2003 at 17:44 UTC
    Whatever you do, don't let Larry Wall decide.

    Credits go to someone who mentioned this site on the Chatterbox, I forgot who... broquaint?

      ..after all its not easy, bangin yer brain against some mad Wall's bugger."

      Pink brickface?

Re: What is the Perl Color?
by Anonymous Monk on Jun 03, 2003 at 19:08 UTC
    light blue or orange (well, you asked)
Re: What is the Perl Color?
by thelenm (Vicar) on Jun 03, 2003 at 19:28 UTC

    For some reason, Perl feels green to me. Dark green. Maybe it's because of the green Camel Code shirt I love to wear. But if there's anything close to an official color, it's probably the O'Reilly blue that is featured on most of their Perl books.

    -- Mike

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    just,my${.02}

Re: What is the Perl Color?
by wolfger (Deacon) on Jun 03, 2003 at 19:39 UTC
    I hate to be obvious, but... White. Pearl white, to be precise. What better color for Perl than pearl?
    Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it - even if I have said it - unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense. -- Buddha
      Alternatively, a nice iridescent mother-of-perl colour? :-)
Re: What is the Perl Color?
by aquarium (Curate) on Jun 03, 2003 at 22:16 UTC
    hmm...I gather we're only talking about a background color? In that case, a rainbow would do nicely, muted some so you can read foreground text. Perl can do what all (almost) languages can do. If you want a pure/single color: pearl white or pearl black. mascot - cameleon, if not already taken.
      Remeber "There is more than one way to color it." So go with any color you want.

      $will->code for @food or $$;

      Cameleon is taken already, by SuSE.

Re: What is the Perl Color?
by Gorio3721 (Acolyte) on Jun 03, 2003 at 23:14 UTC

    Shouldn't the mascot be an oyster? Where else do perls (pearls) come from? Duh!

    And I second tho motion that pearl should be the "official" color.

    Gorio
      That could too easily be confused for a shell. Should we really go there?

      Makeshifts last the longest.

      the cameleon was meant to be a metaphor...as the cameleon can become any color (language)
Re: What is the Perl Color?
by Dr. Mu (Hermit) on Jun 04, 2003 at 04:48 UTC
    Well, whatever the color, it needs to have a perlescent glow to it! 'Not quite sure how to code that with RGB, however.
Re: What is the Perl Color?
by jaa (Friar) on Jun 04, 2003 at 09:36 UTC
    I saw some time ago a mod_perl coggish icon - maybe you might borrow that icon / colours?

    Of course my fav Perl colour is opalescent, but I dont know the HTML encoding for that 8-)

Re: What is the Perl Color?
by benn (Priest) on Jun 04, 2003 at 10:17 UTC
    I'm confused by all this talk of "pink" and "powder blue" - I always thought they were designer-perpetuated myths...surely there are only Six True Colours. Red,Green,Blue,Yellow,Magenta,Cyan (or as they're spelt these days, ff0000, 00ff00, 0000ff, ffff00,ff00ff,00ffff) :)

    Cheers,Ben.

Re: What is the Perl Color?
by monsieur_champs (Curate) on Jun 05, 2003 at 18:56 UTC

    Well, I've consulted the London Perl Monks Folks and the best answer that I got for this question was



    The color of Perl is surely the color of magic.

    -- Mark Rogaski


    It's not pratical, but quite poetic.

    Thank you for this, Mark.

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