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RE: gawk latest 3.1.3 build on SunOS 4.1.4

From: Marchant, Stephen
Subject: RE: gawk latest 3.1.3 build on SunOS 4.1.4
Date: Mon, 3 Nov 2003 13:05:10 -0500

Yes, I'll track down any other "porting" issues and pass them along. I think
that support for the most part is just a matter of testing which I can do
for the Sun 4.x environment.

-- Steve

Stephen Marchant - Hardware Engineer
Phone: 508-650-3258
Fax: 508-650-3321

-----Original Message-----
From: Aharon Robbins [mailto:address@hidden
Sent: Monday, November 03, 2003 10:23 AM
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Subject: Re: gawk latest 3.1.3 build on SunOS 4.1.4

Paul Eggert wrote:

> It might save everybody some work if you simply installed an older
> gawk, as SunOS 4.x was quite popular back in the mid 1990s.  I'd
> suggest gawk 3.0.2 (dated 1996) or 3.0.6 (dated 2000).

I disagree with this advice.  The current gawk always has more bug
fixes and often performs better than old versions. 3.0.2 had a major
memory leak in it; it's a bad choice.

If I can support SunOS 4.x I will; it sounds like it's not a lot of

Stephen, drop me a note separately if you're willing to test prerealeases
under SunOS.


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