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make is quirky

So tonight I was working on my compilers project. Josh had made a Makefile for the project but it wasn't working.

Eventually we traced the error back to a \~/ in the file. Make doesn't like that relative path, once it was changed to the absolute path everything was peachy.

I then remember back to this past summer and mentioned I had met Stu Feldman while out in IBM in the Extreme Blue program.

Stu created make back in 1979. He recounted to us that he never meant for people to have to use \t in make files.

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