[fpc-pascal]Math/Algebra Unit for FreePascal

Agustin Barto abarto at gmail.com
Sat Jul 24 22:28:13 CEST 2004

On Sat, 24 Jul 2004 11:51:41 -0500, Ken Linder <kc7rad at radstream.com> wrote:
> IMHO, Kylix was before its time a bit.  I was at BORCON last year and there
> were quite a few people interested in it being ressurected.  No, it has not
> been abandoned, luckily.  Borland is just holding onto it for right now.  At
> first I though this was a mistake, but I thought about it.  Borland has to
> swim in the same economic waters as the rest of the world.  

That's very good to hear! Sadly, for the developers, there's no
difference between an abandoned project and an "on hold" one. I hope
they can bring it back to life.

> No offence but that is a bit short-sighted.  I made a decent living for the
> last 10+ years writing Windows code and managing databases on MS software.
> In the grander scheme of things, the MS platform isn't that bad, as long as
> you know where the problems are.

I worked with (and for) Microsoft software for quite some time before
realizing that there was a better world out there. Sincerely, I don't
mean to offend you in any way, but I don't miss those days one bit.

> Regardless of how you feel about capitalism and MS, I strongly suggest
> reading two books by Ayn Rand: _The Fountainhead_   and   _Anthem_.  If you
> are feeling adventurous, try reading _Atlas Shruged_.

My feelings towards MS don't come from second hand experience. I could
fill pages about the (illegal or unethical) things that MS does here.
I could also do the same with IBM, but this is not the place. Anyway,
I always appreciate a good book, so I'll try to get a hold on those
you suggest.

Wasn't this an fpc mailing-list? :)

More information about the fpc-pascal mailing list