Subject: Re: How do you organize your source code?
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Fri, 10 May 2002 23:47:45 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* ozan s yigit <>
| i checked with a few friends at the labs, but they could not recall
| this story. did not check with feldman. make came out with v7. if the
| deployed users had been different internal departments, with some time
| invested in replacing many build scripts with make, the impact of the
| 'gratuitous' change may have been larger than the numbers suggest.
| quarter of a century later, it is hard to tell...

  What a sad testament to the ability of Unix tools to process text.  sed,
  ed, shell scripts, find, whatever, and they _still_ could not figure out
  how to change the syntax of the input files to a program like that?  One
  has to wonder if the cobbler's children are indeed barefoot.
  In a fight against something, the fight has value, victory has none.
  In a fight for something, the fight is a loss, victory merely relief.

  70 percent of American adults do not understand the scientific process.