[TUHS] Happy birthday, Dennis Ritchie! [ really sun vs dec/apollo --> X and NeWS ]
imp at bsdimp.com
Fri Sep 15 13:33:09 AEST 2017
On Thu, Sep 14, 2017 at 9:16 PM, Dave Horsfall <dave at horsfall.org> wrote:
> On Wed, 13 Sep 2017, Nemo wrote:
> Oh, I nearly wept when I read this. Building a typical project nowadays
>> is so painful -- the makefile works on one particular Linux distro and woe
>> betide the rest.
> Ah, well I remember when "make" was first introduced (in PWB?); I thought
> it was Christmas...
> Now, even it has to be modified for various platforms.
> Trivia: what does "make love" say on your system? My Mac boringly says
> "make: *** No rule to make target `love'. Stop." and the FreeBSD box isn't
> much better: "make: don't know how to make love. Stop". I don't know what
> my Penguin laptop says because it's currently switched off.
FreeBSD's make used to say 'not war' but when bmake was imported from
NetBSD, that went away and the maintainers aren't keen on brining back the
joke :( I added it years ago, but haven't missed it enough to fight the
political battle to get it back in...
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