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Re: [bug-gawk] Invalid result when converting to hex literal

From: arnold
Subject: Re: [bug-gawk] Invalid result when converting to hex literal
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:50:44 -0600
User-agent: Heirloom mailx 12.4 7/29/08

Steven Penny <address@hidden> wrote:

> On Tue, Mar 20, 2018 at 11:36 AM, Nelson H. F. Beebe wrote:
> > It seems to me that hexadecimal floating point values are still not
> > correctly supported in gawk, even though the manual suggests that they
> > SHOULD BE when the --non-decimal-data option is supplied.
> I agree with this. another known POSIX violation is that Gawk does not
> Currently support the "%a" conversion specifier:
> http://stackoverflow.com/q/41917046/a-conversion-specifier-not-recognized

POSIX doesn't require awk to support %a.  If you think it does,
please cite chapter and verse.

Nelson's mail is full of misassumptions and plain out mistakes, some of which
he should know better. :-) I will answer it tomorrow when I'm more awake.



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