…t is expensive to parse. It carries little structure. There are 2–3 ways of encoding the same data. And it has a myriad of complicated layers for which most people can only comprehend a small fraction. A…
…r tools are reinventions of the thing make(1) does. And it is very hard to even contend with a tool that has survived so many years and is so archaic.
orrect…lows me to go probe the system while it is running to check for its correct operation. Any exported functionality can be probed from the shell.