Torbjorn Granlund tg at swox.com
Mon Jun 2 14:53:06 CEST 2008

Brian Gladman <brg at gladman.plus.com> writes:

  Yes, he made a mistake, one that you are evidently not prepared to 
  forgive since you insist on responding to a message not intended for 
  you.  Such disrespect seems to be the norm here (both ways).
Yes, it is bad, isn't it?

  The only fact here is that Torbjorn's 'proper' GMP doesn't work on win64 
  systems, something that he has admitted.  Moreover he has been very 
  honest about the very low priority he attaches to getting GMP to work on 
  win64.  This is hardly a surprise given his intense dislike for 
  Microsoft and users of Microsoft products.
Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of
thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?

  As a Windows user I have a total disinterest in his position on all of 

It is evident that your disinterest about that is extremely stong,
given how many times you've mentioned it.  :-)

  If he wants to see the GMP community split into Windows friendly and
  Windows unfriendly components, as he evidently does, that's fine
  with me, albeit not the decision that I would take.

  But what this means is that those who want GMP to have a long term 
  future on Windows have _no_option_ but to fork GMP.
  This should please the zealots here as they won't have to interact with 
  Windows users at all.
Does non-fandom about something count as zealotry?

Man, I am really a zealot, because there are many things in this world
I don't use or care for.

  However, the more thoughtful people on this list, those who see the 
  dangers of such a split, have good reason to fear the wider damage that 
  this might easily cause.
Now, now.  "Fear the wider damage", it sounds like you are plotting
something more radical than toying with a Windoze library fork.  :-)

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