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Re: [bug-gawk] FPAT $field assignment garbages $0

From: arnold
Subject: Re: [bug-gawk] FPAT $field assignment garbages $0
Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2018 12:44:35 -0600
User-agent: Heirloom mailx 12.4 7/29/08

"Neil R. Ormos" <address@hidden> wrote:

> Perhaps a slight change in the manual could make
> the entire-$0-is-recalculated behavior more clear
> by explicitly stating it earlier, apart from the
> "there are times when it is convenient" language,
> e.g., by adding the sentence,
>   "In fact, awk rebuilds the entire $0 record, using
>    the current values of the fields and OFS, each
>    time any field is changed."
> immediately after the sentence ending in "the
> altered field."

I looked at this. I think if one reads the whole section
it's pretty clear as-is.



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