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v. 1) to create something. 2) to sign a check, promissory note, bill of exchange or some other note which guarantees, promises or orders payment of money. (See: maker, check, promissory note, bill of exchange)

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TO MAKE. English law. To perform or execute; as to make his law, is to perform that law which a man had bound himself to do; that is, to clear himself of an action commenced against him, by his oath, and the oaths of his neighbors. Old Nat. Br. 161. To make default, is to fail to appear in proper time. To make oath, is to swear according to the form prescribed by law.

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The source consists of a handful of C files and a 'Makefile'.
Makefile: A text file containing the complete specification of the actions, code modules, and dependencies necessary to build or "make" an entity.
You can directly edit the common Makefile in a text editor, or it's probably more convenient to use the Android -> Configure Project command on the Dashboard (see Figure 4).
The "Grade/size mix file creation" option in Makefile was used to create a 3AC board file according to the 3AC width distribution set forth by Wiedenbeck et al.
These 426 short boards (12.2% of the total number) should be removed with MAKEFILE before making any standard lumber comparisons.
master ( ) { while (more_files) { Scan makefile for files to compile ; ++num_files; OUT("work",cflags,file_name); } /* collect name of files compiled */ while (num_files) { IN("complete",compiled_file); strcat (link_command,compiled_file); /* add to compiled files */ num_files - - ; } strcat (link_command, libraries); strcat (link_command, execname); exec (link_command); /* link files and produce executable */ }
For this study, three sets of length-sorted files (five files per set) were created from the 1998 Data Bank for Kiln-Dried Red Oak Lumber (2) using the Makefile component in ROMI-RIP (10).
A makefile is included in the GEMM-based package to facilitate the installation.
ARM C++ libraries are likely to work without modification, but a couple simple makefile changes will make them run more efficiently.
The makefile rule to handle the new .m files was then defined as
Guidelines for their use (or nonuse) are provided in the Makefile.
The 52 exercises include using Makefiles to build, while-loop and Boolean expressions, structs and pointers to them, advanced data types and flow control, creative and defensive programming, common undefined behavior, hashmap algorithms, a simple statistics engine, and hacking and improving your server.