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Gawk 4.1.1 released

From: Aharon Robbins
Subject: Gawk 4.1.1 released
Date: Tue, 08 Apr 2014 22:10:46 +0300
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Greetings all.

This note announces the next release of GNU Awk: version 4.1.1.

The following files may be retrieved from,
or via HTTP from

-rw-r--r--    1 3003     3002          490 Apr 08 18:59 gawk-4.1.1.tar.xz.sig
-rw-r--r--    1 3003     3002      2196904 Apr 08 18:59 gawk-4.1.1.tar.xz
-rw-r--r--    1 3003     3002          490 Apr 08 18:58 gawk-4.1.1.tar.lz.sig
-rw-r--r--    1 3003     3002      2145813 Apr 08 18:58 gawk-4.1.1.tar.lz
-rw-r--r--    1 3003     3002          490 Apr 08 18:58 gawk-4.1.1.tar.gz.sig
-rw-r--r--    1 3003     3002      4262138 Apr 08 18:58 gawk-4.1.1.tar.gz
-rw-r--r--    1 3003     3002          490 Apr 08 18:56 

This is a bug fix release.  The relevant part of the NEWS file is
appended below.

This release represents close to a year of very hard work by a number
of people.  I thank them all for their contributions, I could not have
done it by myself.

Differences from gawk 4.1.0 are available:

-rw-r--r--    1 3003     3002       888403 Apr 08 18:56 gawk-4.1.0-4.1.1.diff.gz
-rw-r--r--    1 3003     3002          490 May 10  2013 gawk-4.1.0.tar.xz.sig

The .diff file is a shell script that should be executed in the gawk-4.1.0
source directory.

The usual GNU build incantation should be used:

        tar -xpvzf gawk-4.1.1.tar.gz
        cd gawk-4.1.1
        ./configure && make && make check

Bug reports should be sent to address@hidden


Arnold Robbins (on behalf of all the gawk developers)
Changes from 4.1.0 to 4.1.1

1. The "stat" extension now includes a "devbsize" element which indicates
   the units for the "nblocks" element.

2. The extension facility now works on MinGW. Many of the extensions can be
   built and used directly.

3. A number of bugs in the pretty-printing / profiling code have been fixed.

4. Sockets and two-way pipes now work under MinGW.

5. The debugger now lists source code correctly under Cygwin.

6. Configuration and building with the Mac OS X libreadline should work now.

7. The -O option now works again.

8. The --include option, documented since 4.0, now actually works.

9. Infrastructure updated to automake 1.13.4, bison 3.0.2, and

10. The configure script now accepts a --disable-extensions option,
    which disables checking for and building the extensions.

11. The VMS port has been considerably improved. In particular config.h
    is now generated by a DCL script. Also, the extension facility works
    and several of the extensions can be built and used. Currently, the
    extension facility only works on Alpha and Itanium.

12. The API now provides functions pointers for malloc(), calloc(),
    realloc() and free(), to insure that the same memory allocation
    functions are always used. This bumps the minor version by one.

13. The printf quote flag now works correctly in locales with a different
    decimal point character but without a thousands separator character.
    If the thousands separator is a string, it will be correctly added
    to decimal numbers.

14. The readfile extension now has an input parser that will read whole
    files as a single record.

15. A number of bugs have been fixed. See the ChangeLog.

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