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I'd like "Obscure Technical Puns" for $500, Alex.

Geek pride, baby.









USER := $(shell whoami)

ifeq ($(USER), root)
    MESSAGE = "Okay."
else
    MESSAGE = "What? Make it yourself."
endif

NOECHO = @

me ::
    - $(NOECHO) echo $(MESSAGE)

a ::
    - $(NOECHO) echo

sandwich ::
    - $(NOECHO) echo
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Really, that particular strip is what launched Randall's strip into super-popularity. :D Well done, sir!

That’s not nearly as funny as it’s supposed to be. Non-GNU versions of make produce a terser error message that’s much more amenable to jokes:

% make love
Make: Don't know how to make love. Stop.
Alex?
I want to play, but what other categories are there? Geek technical is not my forte.
Nice...

But I still prefer the 'help' function on the PDP11-750..

If you typed 'HELP ME', it would respond with
'NO HELP AVAILABLE FOR YOU'...
might i submit a patch?
18a19,25
>
> or ::
> - $(NOECHO) echo
>
> die ::
> - $(NOECHO) echo "And threats will get you nowhere, mister."
Re: That reminds me...
It's spelled "Perl", not "PERL" ;)

Hmm, there's some pretty frickin' awful Perl poetry out there, but I think I'll be too busy drooling all over Portland to be worried about reading poetry.