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

From: Arnold Robbins
Subject: Re: [bug-gawk] Invalid result when converting to hex literal
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2018 20:10:18 +0200
User-agent: Heirloom mailx 12.5 6/20/10

I wrote:

> Harumph.  I think the standard used to be more explicit about which
> specifiers were required in awk and which not, but I may be wrong.
> So indeed, basic language lawyering leads us to undertstand that POSIX
> wants %a in awk.
> At the moment, I don't think any awk implements this.  Additionally,
> it is problematic to do so on some older-but-still-supported platforms,
> since this requires support in the underlying C library that may
> be missing.
> I will have to think about this.

I have implemented and documented %a and %A support. It's now pushed
out to the git repo.

C99 floating point hex constants will have to wait for another day.



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