Subject: Re: problem with .PLIST-generating awk scripts
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List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/23/2006 15:54:38
On Mon, Jan 23, 2006 at 09:09:53AM -0500, Todd Vierling wrote:
> On Mon, 23 Jan 2006, wrote:
> > > it seems nawk does not understand 'delete vars' or 'delete components'.
> > > After commenting out the three occurrences things seem to work fine. Is
> > > this some gawkism?
> >
> > Well, the scripts worked fine on DragonFly, which is using the-one-true-awk(TM).
> Wow, DragonFly doesn't even use nawk?

Are you sure that the current Bell-Labs  / Lucent version of awk is
really older than nawk, language wise? :-)

> (Cynicism explanation:  "the-one-true-awk" predates nawk, and is missing
> some features present in nawk.  Some OS's still use a pre-nawk dialect in
> the OS-supplied awk program.)

The version DragonFly ships is the 2004/02/07 release from the Bell
Labs. I'm pretty sure it is much less ancient than most nawk versions
delivered by Commerical Systems :-)