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Re: Could bash do what make does?

From: Greg Wooledge
Subject: Re: Could bash do what make does?
Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2016 08:15:07 -0500
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On Fri, Dec 02, 2016 at 10:53:30PM +1100, Robert Durkacz wrote:
> really I am asking why should not program builds have been scripted with
> bash all along

For starters, make is *older* than bash, by over a decade.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Make_%28software%29 says that make
originated at Bell Labs in April 1976.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bash_%28Unix_shell%29 says that the first
beta version of bash was released by Brian Fox in June 1989.

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