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Prime Mover

a powerful alternative to 'make'

Published: 2016 November 3

Prime Mover is a build tool, similar to 'make', but considerably more powerful and easier to use. Due to magic, it's written entirely in Lua but doesn't require a Lua interpreter to run --- simply distribute the single executable with your project and it'll run on any (Unix-like) platform.