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Re: Could bash do what make does?

From: Greg Wooledge
Subject: Re: Could bash do what make does?
Date: Mon, 5 Dec 2016 08:19:10 -0500
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On Mon, Dec 05, 2016 at 11:37:11PM +1100, Robert Durkacz wrote:
> I am asking about shell scripting
> of software builds, something that is perfectly possible to do and once
> must have been the common way.

Based on what evidence?  Show me a shell script created to build a
software project without make or ant or any other build tool.  Just one.

You started out arguing that "bash could do what make does".  It can't,
of course, and people have told you this, but you do not listen.

So next you argued that since make is newer than bash, people must have
done builds in bash before make was invented.  I disproved this by
showing you the release dates of bash and make.

Then you argued that you really meant the Bourne shell, not bash, because
you have absolutely NO idea how different bash is from the original
Bourne shell.  And then YOU YOURSELF dug up a release date for the
Bourne shell, which was STILL LATER then the release date of make.

Now, having argued yourself into a hole, you claim that people "must have"
used shell scripting (in a shell that did not exist yet) before they
used make, because you simply refuse to accept reality.

So, show us your evidence.  Put up or shut up.

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