Subject: Re: CVS commit: src/gnu/dist/gawk
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Christos Zoulas <email@example.com>
Date: 10/06/2003 17:07:27
In article <50444B69-F818-11D7-99BA-000A957650EC@wasabisystems.com>,
Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 ivanova.netbsd.org:/tmp/cvs-serv1186
>> 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...