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    Probably seen this, but....

    http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/compiling.png

    ^^ I kind of identify with that, although I'm not that bad.

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    I normally make a fort. I find swords bring too much violence

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    We used to play hackey sack in the office when we were waiting for long builds.

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    Half the programmers in our office started working on a project in Java. They could no longer use that excuse.

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    So, what is their excuse now?
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    No excuses. They don't get to play.

    I think they occasionally crash our source code control server on purpose, though.

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    How long have ye guys had to wait? As in longest? 14 hours is the longest build I've had to wait for

    [edit] I didn't wait, of course. I let it run overnight.

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    And you can also add optimasations to the prefrences of the compiler too... this can vary the build process time...

    So lets say ID had to build all the C files from Doom 1... I mean right from scratch original build... wonder how long that took? I wonder if such a deditcated team of proffesionals would play sword fighting games on chairs... well some of them may of done
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    Quote Originally Posted by twomers View Post
    How long have ye guys had to wait? As in longest? 14 hours is the longest build I've had to wait for

    [edit] I didn't wait, of course. I let it run overnight.
    I had to wait two days to compile the Boost libraries on a 33 MHz HP-UX box.

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    hehe.....Ised that excuese a couple of time, writing a SQL report, then restort to some pointless time consumpting activity. When the boss asks if i dont have any work, I just sya the report is running...works like a charm....hehehe
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    Forgot to say the 14 hour wait was one step of 6 I had to do. Most of the others would take about an hour at most but there was another one which brought the time it took to about a day. Also, tweren't in C. It was HDL (hardware), stuff. Heh. Boost in a 33MHz ... why?

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    Compiled a whole AMPP setup on a 486, max optimizations. Using source from about 1 year ago... took ages, defianly would have been tracked in days, not hours.

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