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Re: PR/39002 CVS commit: src/dist/nawk

The following reply was made to PR bin/39002; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: David Holland <>
To: "Greg A. Woods; Planix, Inc." <>
Cc: David Holland <>,
Subject: Re: PR/39002 CVS commit: src/dist/nawk
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2008 21:13:54 +0000

 On Sun, Jul 13, 2008 at 04:46:23PM -0400, Greg A. Woods; Planix, Inc. wrote:
 > Page 191:
 > for strings and REs:
 >      \c      any other character 'c' literally, e.g., \" for " and \\ for \
 > The implication is of course that all 'x' are valid in '\x' and thus no 
 > warning should ever be given.  (except inside a character class in an RE 
 > where only '\', '^' at the beginning, and '-' between two characters have 
 > any special meaning)
 That implication does not follow. (And if it did, lint would be illegal.)
 David A. Holland

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