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Other Freely Available `awk' Implementations
It's kind of fun to put comments like this in your awk code.
`// Do C++ comments work? answer: yes! of course'
There are two other freely available `awk' implementations. This
section briefly describes where to get them.
Brian Kernighan has been able to make his implementation of `awk'
freely available. You can get it via anonymous `ftp' to the host
`netlib.bell-labs.com'. Change directory to `/netlib/research'.
Use "binary" or "image" mode, and retrieve `awk.bundle.gz'.
This is a shell archive that has been compressed with the GNU
`gzip' utility. It can be uncompressed with the `gunzip' utility.
You can also retrieve this version via the World Wide Web from his
home page (http://cm.bell-labs.com/who/bwk).
This version requires an ANSI C compiler; GCC (the GNU C compiler)
works quite nicely.
Michael Brennan has written an independent implementation of `awk',
called `mawk'. It is available under the GPL ( GNU GENERAL
PUBLIC LICENSE Copying.), just as `gawk' is.
You can get it via anonymous `ftp' to the host `ftp.whidbey.net'.
Change directory to `/pub/brennan'. Use "binary" or "image" mode,
and retrieve `mawk1.3.3.tar.gz' (or the latest version that is
`gunzip' may be used to decompress this file. Installation is
similar to `gawk''s ( Compiling and Installing `gawk' on
Unix Unix Installation.).
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