M3build versus Make or why m3 does not work?

The Modula-3 compiler m3 does a much finer grained dependency analysis than possible with make. For this reason, a very flexible front end, m3build, reads the program description files, m3makefile, and generates the commands required to compile and link Modula-3 programs and libraries. The m3makefile content is documented in the m3build documentation. Calling the m3 compiler directly is difficult and thus not recommended, especially on PM3 where it is now merged with m3build.