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Re: [bug-gawk] Continuation Character not recognized in GAWK 4.1

From: Aharon Robbins
Subject: Re: [bug-gawk] Continuation Character not recognized in GAWK 4.1
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:45:25 +0200
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Hi Eli.

> > This is a separate issue from 32/64 windows/not-windows. This occurs
> > because some of the gawk code understands CR-LF files and some of it
> > does not. The source code patch below fixes the problem, so it will be
> > fixed "for real" when I release 4.1.2.
> What will happen with that fix if you have a lone \r character?

It will be eaten. But that's rare. I'm not worried.

> And anyway, Gawk by default reads in text mode, so the \r\n pairs
> should be seen as a single \n character.  Are you sure this is the
> cause of the problem?

If I create a source file on Linux with CR-LF line endings, I get the
same symptoms as reported.

Scott used who-knows-what compiled version, so maybe it wasn't built

I think the fix does good and shouldn't do harm. 



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