AWK is a language similar to PERL, only considerably more elegant. Arnold Robbins Hey! Larry Wall
This section briefly lists extensions and possible improvements
that indicate the directions we are
currently considering for
gawk. The file `FUTURES' in the
gawk distributions lists these extensions as well.
This is a list of probable future changes that will be usable by the
awk language programmer.
gawkprint its warnings and error messages in languages other than English. It may be possible for
awkprograms to also use the multiple language facilities, separate from
gawk) may be superseded by a
PROCINFOarray that would provide the same information, in an easier to access fashion.
gawkto the array
ENVIRONmay be propagated to subprocesses run by
This is a list of probable improvements that will make
dfapattern matcher from GNU
grephas some problems. Either a new version or a fixed one will deal with some important regexp matching issues.
malloccould potentially speed up
gawk, since it relies heavily on the use of dynamic memory allocation.
rxregular expression library could potentially speed up all regexp operations that require knowing the exact location of matches. This includes record termination, field and array splitting, and the
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