On Tue, Jul 16, 2002 at 04:57:42PM -0700, Gordon Tetlow wrote:
> On Tue, 16 Jul 2002, Crist J. Clark wrote:
> > And since it is clearly documented, awk(1) says,
> > 
> >    Records
> >        Normally,  records  are  separated  by newline characters.
> >        You can control how records  are  separated  by  assigning
> >        values  to  the built-in variable RS.  If RS is any single
> >        character, that character separates  records.   Otherwise,
> >        RS  is  a  regular  expression.   Text  in  the input that
> >        matches this regular expression will separate the  record.
> >        However,  in  compatibility mode, only the first character
> >        of its string value is used for separating records.  If RS
> >        is  set  to the null string, then records are separated by
> >        blank lines.  When RS is set to the null string, the  new-
> >        line  character always acts as a field separator, in addi-
> >        tion to whatever value FS may have.
> > 
> > It is not a bug.
> No, you are quoting from the gawk(1) man page. The awk(1) man page makes 
> no such statement.

I pulled it from a RELENG_4_6_0_RELEASE box where awk == gawk. I said
'awk(1)' since I typed 'man awk' to get it, but of course you're
right, I did mean gawk(1).

But the point is that there's still no bug in gawk or one-true-awk
with respect to how they deal with RS.
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