On Wed, Mar 03, 2004 at 02:25:27PM +1030, Wayne Sierke wrote:
> It seems I've run into the 32-bit signed number wall in awk
> (5.2-RELEASE).
> 
> My totals are maxing out at 2147483648.
> 
> Would anyone happen to know whether that's really the case (that awk is
> only implemented with 32-bit number capability - unfortunately I don't
> have any other awks nearby to verify nor can I find any reference info
> that indicates) and/or can suggest a way around it?

Use perl instead?  Perl should switch from an integer to a floating
point representation internally if it runs over MAXINT.  You should be
able to use a2p(1) to automatically convert your awk code into perl.

        Cheers,

        Matthew

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