Subject: Re: CVS commit: basesrc
To: Jason R Thorpe <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 02/08/2001 16:38:19
On Thu, 8 Feb 2001, Jason R Thorpe wrote:

:  > actually, awk DOES support RSTART and RLENGTH, remove from list of variables
:  > noticed the number of open files is limited to FOPEN_MAX (20), this should
:  > be made dynamic
: We should make sure that there is a flag to awk that disables all
: of the non-POSIX (or, non-SUSv2) features.

Actually, if we're going for compatibility, we should mimic gawk's command
line options, which include -Wposix and --posix.  (We have a getopt_long(3)
now, so that shouldn't be a problem.)

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