Re: Faster depend written in Perl

Sat, 27 Jul 1996 11:40:33 -0400 (EDT)

> > > I have an old 386/33 and running 'make depend' takes a long time.
> > Upgrade! 486 motherboards with CPU are so cheap that there is no
> > excuse.
> Not always the case. Quite a few people are running 386's because 486's
> are not cheap (to them, or where they are located).

Also a couple of other reasons.
1) In the US 386s with 30pin simms are available for free if you
know where to go (sysadmin's closet). A 386/40 with 8 meg is not
a had hacker's machine.

2) Old machines sometimes have "personalities" so we hate to replace
them. You have to be a hacker at heart for this one. I'm trying
to get a guy at work to sell me his Amiga so I can get
Linux running on it for no good reason. :)