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Developer(s) Bram Moolenaar
Stable release
1.094 / June 6, 2015; 2 years ago (2015-06-06)
Development status Unmaintained[1]
Written in Python
Operating system Windows, POSIX
Type Software development tools
License GNU GPL
Website www.a-a-p.org

A-A-P is a computer program used primarily to download, build and install software. It executes what are called "recipes", which are similar to Makefiles, but significantly more powerful. It has integrated support for uploading and downloading files; aside from automatically downloading a source distribution, it can also be used for website maintenance.

A-A-P is written and can be scripted in the Python language.

Agide, the A-A-P GUI IDE, is a modular development framework. Editing, building and debugging with different combinations of programs can theoretically be combined, though only the Vim (vi clone) editor, A-A-P's "recipe" build instructions and the gdb debugger are currently supported.

The project leader for A-A-P is Bram Moolenaar, author of Vim, a text editor which is very popular among programmers.

A-A-P is not an acronym.[2][3]


  1. ^ Moolenaar, Bram (May 29, 2015). "Specifying man dir in installation". A-A-P-develop (Mailing list). Retrieved March 6, 2017. 
  2. ^ "A-A-P Presentations". quote: "The most often asked question was what A-A-P stands for."
  3. ^ Bram Moolenaar. "A-A-P: A Software Build Facility for the Internet Era". 2003.

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