[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: Public service announcement about dependencies on gawk


On Mon, 18 Mar 2013 23:23:45 +0000
"brian m. carlson" <sandals@crustytoothpaste.net> wrote:

> I've seen a lot of cases over the years of packages depending on gawk
> that do not need it.  If you only need a standard nawk (new awk), you
> do not need to depend on gawk.  mawk is smaller and faster and
> sufficient for almost all needs, and the existence of some awk on the
> system is guaranteed by base-files.

Well, as far as I know, mawk has some sort of terrible UTF-8 support, so
it's a no way for many applications.

WBR, Andrew

Attachment: signature.asc
Description: PGP signature

Reply to: