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Re: [bug-gawk] 2 questions

From: Denis Shirokov
Subject: Re: [bug-gawk] 2 questions
Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2012 05:34:19 +0200

Oh, sorry for my panic, i understand now that you was talking about
documentation issue =) - not about local arrays

Q4. found that GAWK allow following characters in names:

not tested \xB0-DF and \xF0-\xFF

it's intresting - that GAWK isn't allow all characters with code >\x7F


2012/11/6, Denis Shirokov <address@hidden>:
> Are you serious? You guys never know about that?
> It's absolutely normal working - you don't have to fix it - trust me -
> i wrote very large code on GAWK - and many-many projects - i can't
> imagine how can i realize all this without local arrays. Some of my
> GAWK projects is more than 100Kb of pure text. And EVERYWHERE i use
> local arrays. I wasn't see any problems with this ever.
> If you fix it - you will kill the GAWK. And all of my projects. And
> hopes=) I'm serious. No jokes.
> Try by yourself. You'll see it's working.
> Just can't believe it.
> Q4. Today i found some feature in GAWK which is lead me in to the trance:
> Firstly i tested GAWK for it's reaction for symbols in "string" with
> ASC-codes lower than \x20. I mean this characters DIRECTLY inserted
> into the source by pressing LALT+code.
> I found that GAWK isn't like char \x00,\x01 and sometimes \x1F.
> But wondering was waiting me when i accidently insert characters with
> code higher than \x7F not into the "string" but into the code. I found
> that GAWK allow this characters in names. vars,arrays,functions. This
> is great i think. But is it by design?
> Regards
> Digi
>>> Q3:
>>> Why gawk documentation at
>>> http://www.gnu.org/software/gawk/manual/gawk.html haven't any words
>>> about possibility of using local arrays in function body?
>> This seems to be a simple oversight that I will have to fix. Thank
>> you for reporting it.
>> Arnold

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