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Re: Useless/Interesting Error Messages

by BrowserUk (Pope)
on Mar 04, 2005 at 16:14 UTC ( #436625=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Useless/Interesting Error Messages

DEC RSTS/E had a make command (nothing whatsoever to do with building programs!) and if you typed:

make love

It responded with:

Not war!? creating file 'love' ....

It was the late 70's when I was using that college system, but the code was problably written at the tail-end of the hippy 60's.


Examine what is said, not who speaks.
Silence betokens consent.
Love the truth but pardon error.


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by ambrus (Abbot) on Mar 04, 2005 at 17:21 UTC

      History is destined to always repeat itself! :)


      Examine what is said, not who speaks.
      Silence betokens consent.
      Love the truth but pardon error.

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