mawk/gawk (revisited)

Marc Heerdink marc_heerdink at
Sat Mar 24 03:14:34 PST 2001

Perrin Aybara wrote on Fri, 23 Mar 2001 20:56:24 -0500:
> That's the thing--when I was still using Glibc-2.2.1 I tried compiling GLU. 
> When the compilation hung indefinitely, I just figured that was related to
> your post that the CVS GLU doesn't compile on glibc-2.2.* systems.  I e-mailed
> you personally to ask you if that was where yours stopped, and I never got a
> response.  Prior to that point, I also posted to the list and asked you what
> errors you got with GLU so that maybe the list could brainstorm and figure out
> what it was.  I never got a reply on either count, and it was by chance that I
> fixed the problem recently by using gawk instead of mawk.

I'm very sorry for not replying to you.

/me slaps himself with a 200000 page unix manual.

There is no programming language, no matter how structured,
that will prevent programmers from writing bad programs.
- L. Flon

Marc Heerdink
marc_heerdink at

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