Zippy wrote: marcov wrote:
counting_pine wrote:You may not like John, but have some respect for what he's been trying to accomplish.
I'm sorry, but it is hard to respect somebody who is not respoecting the effort that other forum users put into the threads he is hijacking for his own purposes.
At least John appears to have USED freeBASIC. You say that you don't.
I never made a secret about that. I diddled a bit with FB on FreeBSD once, but that's about it.
How many times does PASCAL appears in your posts? Hmmm?
I've never made a secret about that (that I'm a minor FPC devel) too.
I originally came to FB forum because I was interested in the choices a starting non-gcc based compiler project would take. I missed that stage with FPC since I joined much later.
Recently I monitored QB64 (and thus nw54) also for a while. However while I liked the idea of a compiler based approach to emulated an interpreter, and I wish Galleon all the best, it took too much of my time, and I can't see much that I can learn from it.
Since the FB team is getting more secretive about development, I'm thinking stop monitoring FB too.
Note that if I drag Pascal into it, I do it out of comparison, and in context with the thread. I'm not convincing users to convert to FPC at all (as in, afaik I've never advised that in any of my posts), so what is exactly the problem with me using a different compiler ? Is it that different from people comparing with QB or VB when discussing possibly new language features?
So what is your point exactly? See my quote above:
- I invest time in this forum too. And while I might have fun with sb from time to time, I try to answer questions, specially in my relative field of expertise, Unix.
- I didn't troll FB on network54.
So why should I be silent about John's shameless plugging, which he has been asked to stop (or at least tone down) by several?
I don't have a problem with Allbasic, network54, other Basics or whatever. I just am fed up with Johns off-topic and totally non thread related advertisements. As said, I don't even mind that he would post links to answers on allbasic if they were really related to the thread.
However he only searches very superficially if he can somehow plug it, and seems to have less relevant FB knowledge than me ( and that is actually quite difficult on this forum, since I don't use it either).
The only specific topic he occasionally plugs is his (probably own?) pet project the gtk server, which he advertises in any gtk post. Which IMHO is next to useless for FB, since it can interface with GTK directly and more efficiently.
Letting this discussion try is effectively encouraging John to continue with his plugging. Something that is IMHO not wise.