Re: amber-developers: Problems compiling Amber 10

From: Robert Duke <>
Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2007 08:38:17 -0400

Well, I couldn't resist, though you all probably already know both of the
relationships below -
- Bob
----- Original Message -----
From: "Scott Brozell" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2007 2:07 PM
Subject: RE: amber-developers: Problems compiling Amber 10

> We interrupt your programming for this important message.
> On Wed, 14 Mar 2007, The Riddler wrote:
>> > ./configure -nosanderidc ...
>> But "idc" is the namelist variable so it is this it is refering to.
> Golly gee Batman, what does it all mean ?
> Well Robin, the Riddler is using an obscure foreign language call fortran.
> FORmula TRANslation, Batman !
> Right you are, Robin. Let's put this "idc" under the Bat-scope, and
> see how deeply we can penetrate into the Riddler's twisted mind:
> idc ==> idivcon ==> qmdivcon ==> quantum_mechanics_via_divide_and_conquer
> Wow, Batman, I see you have upgraded the Bat-scope to use four monitors !
> Yes, Robin, for deeper and longer penetration; I got the idea while
> looking at Alfred's two buggy eyes magnified by his thick spectacles.
> Gosh, Batman, what should we do now ?
> Robin, when I read "dc" I think of that ausie band ac/dc,
> and h comes before i, so lets send the Riddler this message:
IBM --> HAL (as in HAL 9000, Arthur Clarke)
VMS --> WNT (Windows NT - a number of key guys on the NT team were from DEC;
of course you guys probably all think that the VAXen were meant to run
Berkeley Unix)

You are aware that in going from i to h, you screwed up the implicit typing
though, right? It took me a couple of years to get used to the fact that I
should not try to assign any other meaning to the first letter in a variable
name in sander starting with i or l ;-)

> hac
> Holy atomic pile, Batman, you're such a Joker !
> Human programs are made by human hands, Robin. None of them is
> infallible. It is a lesson that must be faced.
> Gosh yes, you're right, Batman.
> We now return you to your regular programming, already in progress.
Received on Sun Mar 18 2007 - 06:07:31 PDT
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