What is the point of this group given that it seems every thread degenerates
in to a flame war between one prolific troll and all of the other people in
the group ? Once again, one troll seems to have reduced an entire group to
uselessness or am I misinterpreting what goes on here ? I check in once a
month or so to see what has been going on and the same handful of pointless
debates rage on and on and on. I can find five year old threads that are
being rehashed again today and the participants are the same people and the
same one troll. The only thing this group really discusses is mental
Is anyone getting useful information from this group ?
Is anyone getting questions answered ?
Is anyone benefiting from a community in which to share an interest ?
I am sorry to rant, but I am frustrated because I sometimes want to discuss
Objective-C, and it is clear to me that this forum is useless for that
For example, I have a working Objective-C pre-processor plug-in for
Microsoft Visual C++ that allows development of Objective-C software within
that IDE ? I also have an all C runtime implemented as a Windows dll. I
might like to discuss it with folks, but I can't do it here. Let the flames
I expect to be flamed for doing anything on a Windows platform.
I expect to be flamed for using an IDE at all.
I expect to be flamed for using the VC++ IDE in particular.
I expect to be flamed for supporting categories and protocols and being
compatible with the gcc runtime but not based on it.
I expect to be flamed for including implementations of both Object and
NSObject and not making NSObject a subclass of Object.
I expect to be flamed for supporting any number of base classes and actually
providing several including Protocol and NSProxy.
I expect to be flamed for optionally generating C++ code form Objective-C
instead of only generating C.
I expect to be flamed for liking and encouraging the use
of -retain, -release, and -autorelease as well as NSAutoreleasePool.
I'll check back in a few weeks and count the flames. Have fun if that is
what it is...
One last issue about which you can all pointlessly argue. How should I
license and distribute my Objective-C pre-processor. I am tempted to craft
a license that allows any use as long as the software in never used in