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Re: [bug-gawk] Numerical repeat is broken.

From: Aharon Robbins
Subject: Re: [bug-gawk] Numerical repeat is broken.
Date: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 22:57:23 +0200
User-agent: Heirloom mailx 12.4 7/29/08

Hi. I have added a note in the doc that braces that aren't an interval
expression stand for themselves.



> From: "Pierre Chartier" <address@hidden>
> To: "'Aharon Robbins'" <address@hidden>,
>         <address@hidden>
> Cc: <address@hidden>, "'Mark Scandariato'" <address@hidden>,
>         "Matthew P. Krupinksi III" <address@hidden>,
>         "Dave Posey" <address@hidden>,
>         "Rudy Guzman" <address@hidden>
> Subject: RE: [bug-gawk] Numerical repeat is broken.
> Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2012 08:49:35 -0500
> Thanks,
> I think my problem was due to the fact that the restriction on availability
> was not mentioned along with the feature itself in the documentation.  After
> a thorough examination of the manual, it was clear, of course.  Having a
> comment about applicability alongside the description of the concept itself
> would have been nice. 
> The following nearby comment:
>               In POSIX awk and gawk, the '*', '+', and '?' operators stand
> for themselves when there is nothing in the regexp that precedes them. For
> example, /+/ matches a literal plus sign. However, many other versions of
> awk treat such a usage as a syntax error.
> Does not quite cover the restriction about {n}
> Best regards
> Pierre

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