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I realized that was "only" invented in 1976 and seems to be one of the first build automation tools (at least it's probably the oldest still in use).

But we already had a history of large software projects in 1976. What did people use for e.g. OS/360 or the software for the F-14? Were there any real precursors for make or did make invent the concept of build automation?

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