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Re: GAWK does not like "default" as an argument name

From: John Cowan
Subject: Re: GAWK does not like "default" as an argument name
Date: Tue, 1 Aug 2006 08:41:09 -0400
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Aharon Robbins scripsit:

> I suppose that's true.  Of course, I always know where my gawk comes
> from (:-), but in general I recommend compiling gawk directly from
> source code instead of relying on random binary versions downloaded
> from the Internet.

Unfortunately a counsel of perfection now that gawk ships with so many

It seems to me that it would be prudent to add a warning about the use of
"switch" or "default" as identifiers to builds without --enable-switch
(but, obviously, not in --traditional or --posix mode).

John Cowan   http://ccil.org/~cowan    address@hidden
In might the Feanorians / that swore the unforgotten oath
brought war into Arvernien / with burning and with broken troth.
and Elwing from her fastness dim / then cast her in the waters wide,
but like a mew was swiftly borne, / uplifted o'er the roaring tide.
        --the Earendillinwe

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