Subject: Re: Replacing in-tree gawk with nawk ?
To: Antti Kantee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Bill Studenmund <email@example.com>
Date: 02/08/2001 10:27:36
Sorry for the delay - I'm only now catching up. :-)
On Thu, 18 Jan 2001, Antti Kantee wrote:
> Stuff like the absence of gensub() may be a bit harder to deal with,
> it's a damn tempting function to use while writing awk scripts. Some
> have given in to the Dark Side :(
Indeed. gensub is just too sensible. While sub() & gsub() can do the same
thing, their overwriting of the variable (as opposed to gensub()'s giving
you the result) is really strange.