Subject: Re: CVS commit: src/gnu/dist/gawk
To: None <>
From: Christos Zoulas <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 10/06/2003 17:07:27
In article <>,
Jason Thorpe <> wrote:
>On Monday, October 6, 2003, at 09:02  AM, Thomas Klausner wrote:
>> Module Name:	src
>> Committed By:	wiz
>> Date:		Mon Oct  6 16:02:24 UTC 2003
>> Update of /cvsroot/src/gnu/dist/gawk
>> In directory
>> Log Message:
>> Initial import of gawk-3.1.3.
>> Seven releases since the last import, so the ChangeLog is quite big;
>> please refer to the NEWS file included in the import for details.
>> Among others, this also addresses PR 23054.
>While this is good, and everything, why are we putting effort into 
>updating gawk, when there is a BSD-licensed awk in our tree that needs 
>just a bit of work to make it ready to replace gawk completely?
>(We should resurrect Matthew Green's BSD-licensed gzip, too...)

And the OpenBSD dc/bc... But as for the amount of work that it will
take to use nawk as a gawk replacement, I am pretty sure it is
substantial. Consider the packages that use it...