pake is a PHP5 project build system with capabilities similar to make. pake has the following features:
- pakefiles (pake’s version of Makefiles) are completely defined in standard PHP5 syntax. No XML files to edit. No quirky Makefile syntax to worry about (is that a tab or a space?)
- users can specify tasks with prerequisites
- pake is lightweight. It can be distributed with other projects as a single file. Projects that depend upon pake do not require that pake be installed on target systems.