Subject: bin/24963: update nawk to 20040207, patch included
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Date: 03/29/2004 22:43:13
>Number:         24963
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       update nawk to 20040207, patch included
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    bin-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Mon Mar 29 22:44:00 UTC 2004
>Originator:     Stefan Krüger
>Release:        NetBSD 1.6ZL
NetBSD localhost 1.6ZL NetBSD 1.6ZL (MONO) #0: Mon Mar 29 01:57:40 CEST 2004  skrueger@localhost:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/MONO i386
Nov 22, 2003:
fixed a bug in regular expressions that dates (so help me) from 1977;
it's been there from the beginning.  an anchored longest match that
was longer than the number of states triggered a failure to
initialize the machine properly.  many thanks to moinak ghosh for not
only finding this one but for providing a fix, in some of the most
mysterious code known to man.

fixed a storage leak in call() that appears to have been there since
1983 or so -- a function without an explicit return that assigns a
string to a parameter leaked a Cell.  thanks to moinak ghosh for
spotting this very subtle one.

Jul 31, 2003:
fixed, thanks to andrey chernov and ruslan ermilov, a bug in lex.c
that mis-handled the character 255 in input.  (it was being compared
to EOF with a signed comparison.)
no real problem here