On Thu, Nov 01, 2001 at 09:23:12PM +0200, Sheldon Hearn wrote:
> > No, awk should be fixed instead to conform POSIX specs, or switched back
> > to gawk.
> It's not a binary decision. What we should probably do is:
> 1) Disconnect bwk-awk from the build.
> 2) Connect gawk to the build.
> 3) Fix bwk-awk and / or in-tree scripts that rely on gawkisms.
> 4) Disconnect gawk from the build.
> 5) Connect bwk-awk to the build.
> 6) Issue a fat HEADS UP to -current (and probably -ports).
Mostly agreed. This has not been at all as smooth as I thought it would
be. Before going down this path, I would like to see if the current
state of the world isn't usable. I think (hope) all the nits are out
now. #6 is definately needed if Bell-Labs awk stays.
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