VMS (VAX / Alpha) Easter Egg - Original "Make Love" Egg

Digital Equip. Corp. TECO editor was found on just about every O/S they made. I believe this egg predates any Unix "make love" variants.

I believe this was found with all version of the TECO editor produced by Digital on all operating systems. The only o/s I have access to these days is VMS so:

$
$ make :== $sys$system:teco32 make
$ make love
Not war?
*
exit$$
$
$

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Contributed By: rbowles on 04-15-2001
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Special Requirements: Digital's TECO editor on any DEC operating system
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Mike writes:
Worked fine for me.. Alpha 1200 VMS v7.2-1 Used the teco32_tv executable in sys$system
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Vex writes:
Tested with OPenVMS 7.2, and Teco32_tv.exe $make :== $sys$system:teco32_tv.exe make $make love Not War? * ------- Works a treat! Cool.. (Splatt, you missed the make off the end of your first line! :)
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They're all from Greek history. LESBOS is an island, PRAXITELES was a sculptor, THALES was a philosopher, PERICLES was a general and statesman, MILETS refers to MILETUS (where Thales was born). But I'm sure the double meaning was intentional :) Other people: S_SKONETSKI is probably Sue Skonetski (involved with the "OpenVMS Times" newsletter, VAXMAN is Brian Schenkenberger, and the other two are involved with VMS in some way, I'm sure.
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Bob Eager writes:
Yes, the 'make love' thing predates UNIX. UNIX really only escaped from Bell Labs in 1976, and make wasn't around then. The earlier 'make' command on DEC systems wasn't the same kind of animal, although it did do vaguely similar things. Anyway, I first came across this on TOPS-10 (PDP-10, aka DECSystem-10) back in 1973. I don't think it was that new then!
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Splatt writes:
Tested with open VMS V6.2-1H3, teco32_tv (teco32 not installed) and it failed... $ make :== $sys$system:teco32_tv $ make love %Unrecognized command "LOVE"
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iMike writes:
This TECO egg was present way before VMS. I first came across it in RSX-11D and RSTS-E; PDP-11 operating systems, years before the VAX & VMS. There was also something, I can't recall, that triggered: "Help! I'm trapped inside the computer".
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badfish writes:
Worked great! Open-VMS 7.1, used teco32_tv as a side note, try viewing the help for SHOW USERS EXAMPLES: $HELP SHOW USERS EXAMPLES look at the example that starts out 3.$ SHOW USERS *LES* (probably on the 2nd page of the help listing) maybe it's just me, but the Node that PRAXITELES is on has a strange name.
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