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A look at Gawk 4.0.0

A look at Gawk 4.0.0

Posted Jul 8, 2011 6:56 UTC (Fri) by janneke (guest, #15012)
In reply to: A look at Gawk 4.0.0 by Cyberax
Parent article: A look at Gawk 4.0.0

Any AWK script that requires debugger should probably be rewritten in Python or Perl.
Of course, if you inherit such a script, you may need a debugger to be able to do that.


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A look at Gawk 4.0.0

Posted Jul 8, 2011 12:29 UTC (Fri) by nix (subscriber, #2304) [Link]

Also, if there's one obscure bug in a 50K-long awk script being used for critical stuff, fixing that one bug is likely to be ever so much less disruptive than rewriting the whole thing in another language.

A look at Gawk 4.0.0

Posted Jul 8, 2011 14:20 UTC (Fri) by Cyberax (✭ supporter ✭, #52523) [Link]

50k lines long AWK script???

/me runs away screaming.

A look at Gawk 4.0.0

Posted Jul 8, 2011 16:57 UTC (Fri) by nix (subscriber, #2304) [Link]

It grew, slowly. Its growth will continue until it consumes the Earth. There is no escape.

(but, seriously, pgawk was damn useful in making something that size work at sane speeds!)


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