Subject: Re: Replacing in-tree gawk with nawk ?
To: Simon Burge <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jaromír Dolecek <email@example.com>
Date: 01/18/2001 12:35:48
Simon Burge wrote:
> My only concern would be that people might have used GNUisms
> in existing scripts and that these would break. Do you have
> a comparision of language features between the two?
Well, hopefully not much - awk is defined by POSIX, after all.
gawk manpage mentions these extensions in description of --posix
o \x escape sequences are not recognized.
o Only space and tab act as field separators when
FS is set to a single space, newline does not.
o The synonym func for the keyword function is not
o The operators ** and **= cannot be used in place
of ^ and ^=.
o The fflush() function is not available.
These should be pretty easy to deal with.
Jaromir Dolecek <jdolecek@NetBSD.org> http://www.ics.muni.cz/~dolecek/
@@@@ Wanna a real operating system ? Go and get NetBSD, dammit! @@@@