[dev] Re: [ANN] wmii 3.9.1 released

From: David Engster <deng_AT_randomsample.de>
Date: Wed, 09 Jun 2010 16:33:04 +0200

'uriel' writes:
> On Tue, Jun 8, 2010 at 7:49 PM, David Engster <deng_AT_randomsample.de> wrote:
>> It seems Ubuntu installs 'mawk' for providing 'awk', which by default
>> buffers its input, so the above won't do anything. Ubuntu users will
>> have to install 'original-awk' and symlink/rename that to awk, or - even
>> worse - use some obscure '-W interactive' option from mawk in the above
>> line.
> This is so sad, mawk is a disgrace, and there is no lack of much
> better alternatives (like the *real* awk by BWK).

Yes, at least the 'original-awk' package really provides the original
BWK awk.

It's a pity that BWK didn't finish his awk to C++ translator, then we
wouldn't have these problems in the first place.

(I'm kidding, I'm kidding!)

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