steffen at sdaoden.eu
Sun Oct 8 00:21:31 AEST 2017
Russell Page <RussellPage at foxhat.net> wrote:
|On 6/10/2017 1:26 AM, Ron Natalie wrote:
|> There was a contest back on UNIX-WIZARDS in the day to generate new errno
|> codes. My favorite was ELECTROLUX - Your code needs cleaning up.
|> A joke issue of the Computation Center at UT Austin's newsletter
|> (Universally Plexus at Autism) had an item about UNIX Pipes not permitted \
|> non-smoking areas. I think that was also the source of the "Cannot \
|> Try again during lunch" quote.
|ENOTOBACCO - call would block on empty pipe.
You know, i liked that so much when i have heard this first that
the BSD Mail i maintain uses the following as a catch-all error:
?0!0/NONE[#/var/spool/mail/steffen]? echo \
$^ERR-1000: $^ERRNAME-1000: $^ERRDOC-1000
255: NOTOBACCO: Snorkeling on empty pipe
|Der Kragenbaer, The moon bear,
|der holt sich munter he cheerfully and one by one
|einen nach dem anderen runter wa.ks himself off
|(By Robert Gernhardt)
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