Subject: Re: Replacing in-tree gawk with nawk ?
To: Antti Kantee <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: tech-userlevel
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.

Take care,