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prsucc?

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The make files that come with the Hexen and Heretic source release will run the command "prsucc" once the binary has been made.

tic.exe : $(LOCOBJS) $(GLOBOBJS) i_ibm.obj
 wlink @tic.lnk
 copy tic.exe striptic.exe
 wstrip striptic.exe
 4gwbind 4gwpro.exe striptic.exe heretic.exe -V
 prsucc
hex.exe : $(LOCOBJS) $(GLOBOBJS)
 wlink @hex.lnk
 copy hex.exe striphex.exe
 wstrip striphex.exe
 4gwbind 4gwpro.exe striphex.exe hexen.exe -V
 copy hex.map v_$(VERSION_ID).map
 prsucc
What is this "prsucc"?

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It's something that says PrBoom succ because it cannot play Heretic and Hexen.



Seriously though I think it's just something that signals that the compilation was a success.

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I mean sure... It's something about the compile process being successful.

But what did it do?

Is it some in-house Raven thing?
Or something more standard from back in the 90s I have not heard of before?
Did it upload the build somewhere for the testers?
Is this the reason -timedemo demo1 on vanilla Hexen makes the Warrior explode?

Maybe they did this on purpose. Just when you think the compile is a success, make tells you it cannot find prsucc. We're going to tell you it worked by marking the build a failure with an error message indicating success.

Will this forever remain a mystery?

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Maybe it was a custom cracktro used by Raven that fired up all sorts of crazy scrollers, chiptune music and pics of boobies, when the build was a success. They probably didn't get many of those, so they added this as an incentive?

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Maybe it prints out a success message, does some cleanup and exits with exit code 0.

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