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Re: bin/39002: harmful AWK extension: non-portable escaped character

On Jun 26, 2008, at 6:39 AM, David Holland wrote:

On Tue, Jun 24, 2008 at 11:31:40AM -0700, James Chacon wrote:
i.e. there's nothing stating that

\x -> \x


\x -> x

inside a string. It's not clearly defined there at all.

...which is why it ought to generate a warning.

Never disagreed with that. I was simply stating the behavior we have today (where \x -> x) should remain the same.


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