djr1952 at hotpop.com
Sat Dec 16 20:52:12 EST 2006
On Sat, 2006-12-16 at 12:17 -0500, James Ewing Cottrell 3rd wrote:
> Otherwise, awk is a Dead Language, caught between sh and Perl.
Why do you say that awk is a Dead Language?
Is this just because the language isn't currently in a state of flux and
never has been, as it was first introduced pretty much in the form it
now has. Or do you have a more solid reason.
Yes awk has more overhead in first loading the sh, but by the same token
it's a whole lot less then perl has.
Note the above question/statement is coming from someone who learned awk
before perl even existed (or at least wasn't in very wide spread use as
Don E. Groves, Jr.
$ /usr/games/fortune :
You'll be called to a post requiring ability in handling groups of
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