Subject: Re: posix mode for nawk
To: None <>
From: Jaromír Dolecek <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 02/09/2001 01:44:53
Jason R Thorpe wrote:
> We should make sure that there is a flag to awk that disables all
> of the non-POSIX (or, non-SUSv2) features.
> ...maybe refrences to these functions should cause a warning unless
> argv[0] == "gawk"? :-)  (1/2 kidding)

Note that awk (a.k.a. nawk) already had some nonstandard features
before, like fflush() or \x support.

I definitely think about adding a -Wposix/--posix flag.

Jaromir Dolecek <>
@@@@  Wanna a real operating system ? Go and get NetBSD, dammit!  @@@@