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Re: awk portability

From: Michael Livshin
Subject: Re: awk portability
Date: 27 May 2001 16:21:32 +0300
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"Golubev I. N." <address@hidden> writes:

> > I would like it if they could be replaced with Guile programs, even
> > if that means a slightly more contorted build procedure.
> It is just another wording of what I wrote on Wed, 16 May 2001
> 13:30:44 in <address@hidden>.  Why do not just follow
> GNU coding standards and write things like this in universally
> portable sed?

TANSTAAUPUT (there ain't no such thing as a universally portable Unix

sed is more portable than awk.  it also suffers from line length
limits on many platforms.

anyway, I'm working on a new doc snarfer (using C, sed and guile).
should be ready soon, deities and connectivity permitting.

Computer Science is embarrassed by the computer.
                -- Alan Perlis

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