Spotted in an old project of mine, a meditation on the fleeting nature of truth in code comments.[code languate=”make”]
A template for declaring a rule, for use in ($eval …)
Note: The semicolon is important!
$1: $(call FIND_ASSET,$(patsubst $(CURDIR)/%,%,$1))
Hi Avdi! I have no clue what that means, obviously as I don’t speak Ruby. But it reminded me of the hours I’ve spent looking for a missing semicolon in SAS. The semicolon ends a command statement, and if you miss one, all subsequent lines of code are screwed up and the program won’t run.
I don’t think that’s Ruby. In any case, I think the joke is that the semicolon – which was so important it warranted its own comment – is no longer in the code. But the comment remains….