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Re: NSToolbar (was Re: Portability/Compatability between GNUstep <---> C

From: Alex Perez
Subject: Re: NSToolbar (was Re: Portability/Compatability between GNUstep <---> Cocoa...)
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2004 13:11:25 -0800 (PST)

> > Maybye (you or Alex Perez) are not developers ...
> > Are you only doing politic and flamewars ?
> It's true that I'm not much of a developer.  I've contributed a little 
> bit of code here and there.  Wrote some Makefiles to make SMySQL build 
> with GNUstep, working on a port of CocoaMySQL, done a lot of 
> evangelizing and promotion.
> I'm not also not trying to engage in flamewars.  I'm just summarizing 
> the most violently anti-Apple statements I've seen from some on this 
> list.  My view is that a few people are just bitter that Apple has 
> taken charge of their "baby" and oppose anything that Apple does.

I suspect this is likely what is really going on. The people who argue 
that "bad (i.e. poorly written) classes" shouldnt be included in GNUstep 
use the argument that NSToolbar "pollutes" GNUstep. This is the same kind 
of slippery-slope argument that white supremicists and anti-semites use 
when arguing that people with white skin shouldn't interbreed with people 
of other "races", because it will "pollute" the gene pool. The lessons of 
cultural relativism are as relevant within the context of GNUstep and 
Apple classes as they are when discussing so-called "intermarriage".

I urge everyone here to think critically about their own views, and ask 
yourself "why do I believe this to be true?" because much more can be 
accomplished in the spirit of cooperation.

Alex Perez

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