Subject: Re: GAWK
To: Todd Vierling <email@example.com>
From: Perry E. Metzger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 05/18/1999 13:06:32
Maybe we should consider switching to AT&T 'original' awk, now that it
Todd Vierling <email@example.com> writes:
> On Mon, 17 May 1999, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> : > Is there a reason why our AWK/GAWK is version 2.15 rather than a 3.x that
> : > has I think been out for some time?
> : > Also, is there a reason that we don't install it as "gawk" as well as
> : > "awk" for applications that want to use GAWK rather than POSIX awk?
> : Most probably because noone considered it important/disfunctional enough
> : to upgrade. I don't think there's another reason that would stop you
> : from upgrading it. :)
> ...and if you upgrade it, please consider using the `gnu/dist' layout.