Turns out there are a lot of make variants out there.
A couple of days ago the question came up if there is a ?make variant for every letter in the alphabet.
(Disclaimer: Not all of these are actual make variants [or, like, not obsolete and old], but they seem to deal with building software[ish] stuff)
- emake (there’s also electric make)
- nmake (..and then there’s that Microsoft tool)