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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.