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Re: [bug-gawk] 2 questions

From: Denis Shirokov
Subject: Re: [bug-gawk] 2 questions
Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2012 06:39:38 +0200

Q4. CANCEL last report: ASC-codes isn't right. But >\x7F.

2012/11/6, Denis Shirokov <address@hidden>:
> 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:
> \x80-\x9A,
> \x9F-\xA7,
> \xE0-\xEF
> not tested \xB0-DF and \xF0-\xFF
> it's intresting - that GAWK isn't allow all characters with code >\x7F
> thnx
> 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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