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Patch #1 to Gawk 3.1 now available

From: Aharon Robbins
Subject: Patch #1 to Gawk 3.1 now available
Date: Thu, 9 May 2002 14:57:19 +0300

Greetings all.

Patch #1 to GNU Awk (gawk) 3.1 is now available. Gawk is the GNU project's
version of the AWK programming language.

The following files may be retrieved from

-rw-r--r--    1 0        0         1875134 May 08 16:09 gawk-3.1.1.tar.gz
-rw-r--r--    1 0        0          964066 May 08 16:09 gawk-3.1.1-ps.tar.gz
-rw-r--r--    1 0        0          590209 May 08 16:09 gawk-3.1.1-doc.tar.gz
-rw-r--r--    1 0        0          631519 May 08 16:09 gawk-3.1.0-3.1.1-diff.gz

This is a bug fix release.  The only new feature is the dcngettext
function, for compatibility with gettext 0.11.2.  The relevant part of
the NEWS file is reproduced below.

The -doc.tar.gz file contains the TeX dvi and ``dribble'' files, while
the file contains PostScript versions of the manuals,
the man page, and the reference card.

The .diff file is a SHELL SCRIPT that should be executed with `sh'. It
sets things up correctly both before and after applying the embedded
context diff.  Note also that if you use the .diff file to upgrade,
you need to have the version of makeinfo from Texinfo 4.2 in order to
rebuild the *.info files.

Bug reports should be sent to address@hidden


Arnold Robbins
Changes from 3.1.0 to 3.1.1

1. Six new translations.

2. Having more than 4 different value for OFMT and/or CONVFMT now works.

3. The handling of dynamic regexes is now more more sane, esp. w.r.t.
   the profiling code.  The profiling code has been fixed in several

4. The return value of index("", "") is now 1.

5. Gawk should no longer close fd 0 in child processes.

6. Fixed test for strtod semantics and regenerated configure.

7. Gawk can now be built with byacc; an accidental bison dependency was

8. yyerror() will no longer dump core on long source lines.

9. Gawk now correctly queries getgroups(2) to figure out how many groups
   the process has.

10. New configure option to force use of included strftime, e.g. on
    Solaris systems. See `./configure --help' for the details. Replaced
    the included strftime.c with the one from textutils.

11. OS/2 port has been updated.

12. Multi-byte character support has been added, courtesy of IBM Japan.

13. The `for (iggy in foo) delete foo[iggy]' -> `delete foo' optimisation
    now works.

14. Upgraded to gettext 0.11.2 and automake 1.5.

15. Full gettext compatibility (new dcngettext function).

16. The O'Reilly copyedits and indexing changes for the documentation have
    been folded into the texinfo version of the manuals.

17. A humongously long value for the AWKPATH environment variable will no
    longer dump core.

18. Configuration / Installation issues have been straightened out in

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