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Re: [bug-gawk] $0 reassignment corruption in 4.2

From: Eric Pruitt
Subject: Re: [bug-gawk] $0 reassignment corruption in 4.2
Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2017 10:40:18 -0800
User-agent: NeoMutt/20170113 (1.7.2)

On Tue, Nov 14, 2017 at 11:26:42AM -0700, address@hidden wrote:
> We'll do a minor release when "enough" bugs have been fixed to justify
> it, or if it's been "too long", and when we have the energy to get a
> release together. (Does that nail it down for you? :-)
> Usually after a major release (X.Y.0) a few serious bugs like what
> you found show up, as well as more minor ones.   I want to wait a
> little longer to see if any more major bugs decide to come out of
> the woodwork.


> > Will y'all ...
>        ^^^^^
> Are you a native Southerner? I am, and I always make a point of
> saying (but usually not writing) "y'all".[1]  Just curious. :-)
> [...]
> [1] Of course, I use the word correctly, not like characters
> on television. "Y'all" should only be used when addressing
> multiple people. It's the equivalent of the Yankee "you guys".

I am. I used to avoid using "y'all" in most formal or public
communications but abandoned that policy several years ago. I like using
it to avoid ambiguity of "you" and "your" used to refer to a collective;
I originally had "you" there but decided to change it since more than
one person maintains GAWK and didn't want anyone to feel slighted.


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