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Branch: CURRENT, Version: 5.1.0, Package name: gawk-5.1.0, Maintainer: bouyer

The GNU AWK utility, a pattern scanning and processing tool


Required to run:
[math/mpfr] [devel/gmp] [devel/readline]

Required to build:
[pkgtools/cwrappers]

Package options: readline

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RMD160: a233f071ee975a95f0801da1026188e7dbc696ad
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   2020-08-24 09:52:03 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (3) | Package updated
Log message:
gawk: update to 5.1.0.

Changes from 5.0.1 to 5.1.0
---------------------------

1. The major version of the API is bumped to 3, something that should
   have happened at the 5.0.0 release but didn't.

2. A number of memory leak issues have been fixed.

3. Infrastructure upgrades: Bison 3.5.4, Texinfo 6.7, Gettext 0.20.1,
   Automake 1.16.2.

4. The indexing in the manual has been thoroughly revised, in particular
   making use of the facilities in Texinfo 6.7.  That version (or newer)
   must be used to format the manual.

5. MSYS2 is now supported out-of-the-box by configure.

6. Several bugs have been fixed.  See the ChangeLog for details.
   2020-06-25 21:48:03 by Hauke Fath | Files touched by this commit (1)
Log message:
Unbreak gawk on ppc Mac OS X 10.4 and earlier - the linker
does not understand '-rpath'.
   2020-01-19 00:36:14 by Roland Illig | Files touched by this commit (3046)
Log message:
all: migrate several HOMEPAGEs to https

pkglint --only "https instead of http" -r -F

With manual adjustments afterwards since pkglint 19.4.4 fixed a few
indentations in unrelated lines.

This mainly affects projects hosted at SourceForce, as well as
freedesktop.org, CTAN and GNU.
   2019-10-08 16:19:42 by Ryo ONODERA | Files touched by this commit (3) | Package updated
Log message:
Update to 5.0.1

Changelog:
Changes from 5.0.0 to 5.0.1
---------------------------

1. A number of ChangeLog.1 files that were left out of the distribution
   have been restored.

2. Multiple syntax errors should no longer be able to cause a core dump.

3. Sandbox mode now disallows assigning new filename values in ARGV that
   were not there when gawk was invoked.

4. There are many small documentation improvements in the manual.

5. The new argument "no-ext" to --lint disables ``XXX is a gawk extension''
   lint warnings.

6. Infrastructure upgrades: Bison 3.4.

N. A number of bugs, some of them quite significant, have been fixed.
   See the ChangeLog for details.
   2019-04-16 13:43:29 by Ryo ONODERA | Files touched by this commit (6) | Package updated
Log message:
Update to 5.0.0

Changelog:
Changes from 4.2.1 to 5.0.0
---------------------------

1. Support for the POSIX standard %a and %A printf formats has been added.

2. The test infrastructure has been greatly improved, simplifying the
   contents of test/Makefile.am and making it possible to generate
   pc/Makefile.tst from test/Makefile.in.

3. The regex routines have been replaced with those from GNULIB, allowing
   me to stop carrying forward decades of changes against the original
   ones from GLIBC.

4. Infrastructure upgrades: Bison 3.3, Automake 1.16.1, Gettext 0.19.8.1,
   makeinfo 6.5.

5. The undocumented configure option and code that enabled the use of
   non-English "letters" in identifiers is now gone.

6. The `--with-whiny-user-strftime' configuration option is now gone.

7. The code now makes some stronger assumptions about a C99 environment.

8. PROCINFO["platform"] yields a string indicating the platform for
   which gawk was compiled.

9. Writing to elements of SYMTAB that are not variable names now
   causes a fatal error. THIS CHANGES BEHAVIOR.

10. Comment handling in the pretty-printer has been reworked almost completely
    from scratch. As a result, comments in many corner cases that were
    previously lost are now included in the formatted output.

11. Namespaces have been implemented! See the manual.  One consequence of this
    is that files included with -i, read with -f, and command line program
    segments must all be self-contained syntactic units. E.g., you can no
    longer do something like this:

   	gawk -e 'BEGIN {' -e 'print "hello" }'

12. Gawk now uses the locale settings for ignoring case in single byte
    locales, instead of hardwiring in Latin-1.

13. A number of bugs, some of them quite significant, have been fixed.
    See the ChangeLog for details.
   2019-03-05 17:58:31 by Hauke Fath | Files touched by this commit (1)
Log message:
Back out dependency that options.mk already takes care of (thanks,
leot@).
   2019-03-05 13:44:55 by Hauke Fath | Files touched by this commit (1)
Log message:
Make the libreadline dependency explicit.
   2018-07-14 15:47:32 by Adam Ciarcinski | Files touched by this commit (9) | Package updated
Log message:
gawk: updated to 4.2.1

Changes from 4.2.0 to 4.2.1
---------------------------

1. Support for OS/2 has been brought up to date.  This support was
   accidentally omitted from the initial 4.2 release, for which
   we apologize.

2. The manual received a number of updates to make it format better
   for PDF.

3. A new configure option, --enable-versioned-dir, causes the directory
   holding extensions to include the API version in its name.

4. extension/configure.ac has been improved considerably.

5. In MPFR mode, When ROUNDMODE changes, string values for numerically
   type values will be redone.

6. The various 'inplace' tests now pass on modern BSD systems.

7. A number of bugs, some of them quite significant, have been fixed.
   See the ChangeLog for details.

Changes from 4.1.4 to 4.2.0
---------------------------

1. If not in POSIX mode, changes to ENVIRON are reflected into
   gawk's environment, affecting any programs run by system()
   or for piped redirections. This can also affect built-in routines, such
   as mktime(), which is typically influenced by the TZ environment variable.

2. The series of numbers returned by rand() should now be "more
   random" than previously.  Gawk's rand() remains repeatable; you will
   get the same series of numbers each time you call rand() repeatedly,
   but this will be a different series than previously.

3. Multiple changes related to the pretty printer:

   * The --pretty-print option no longer runs the program too.

   * Pretty printing now preserves comments and places them into the
     pretty-printed file.

   * Pretty-printing now uses the original text of constant numeric values
     for pretty-printing and profiling.

   * Pretty-printing now preserves parenthesized expressions as they
     were in the source file. This solves several niggling corner cases
     with such things.

4. The igawk script and igawk.1 man page are no longer installed by
   `make install'.  They have been obsolete since gawk 4.0.0.

5. Gawk can now be built with CMake.  This is an alternative build
   system for those who may want it; gawk is not going to switch off
   use of the autotools anytime soon, if ever.

6. Gawk now processes a maximum of two hexadecimal digits in \x
   escape sequences inside strings.

7. Setting PROCINFO["redirection", "NONFATAL"] to true makes I/O
   errors for "redirection" not fatal, setting ERRNO. Setting
   PROCINFO["NONFATAL"] makes all I/O nonfatal. See the manual.

8. MirBSD is no longer supported.

9. `make install' now installs shell startup files
   $sysconfdir/profile.d/gawk.{csh,sh} containing shell functions to
   manipulate the AWKPATH and AWKLIBPATH environment variables.  On a Fedora
   system, these files belong in /etc/profile.d, but the appropriate location
   may be different on other platforms.

10. Gawk now supports retryable I/O via PROCINFO[input-file, "RETRY"]; see
    the manual.

11. The C API has undergone changes that break binary compatibility with
    the previous version. Thus the API version is now at 2.0.  YOU WILL
    NEED TO RECOMPILE YOUR EXTENSIONS to work with this version of gawk.
    Source code compatibility remains intact, although you will get
    compiler warnings if you do not revise your extensions. We strongly
    recommend that you do so.  Fortunately, the changes are fairly minor
    and straightforward.

    See the manual for the new features.

12. Revisions in the POSIX standard remove the special case for POSIX
    mode when FS = " " where newline was not a field separator. The code
    and doc have been updated.

13. Gawk now supports strongly typed regexp constants. Such constants
    look like @/.../.  You can assign them to variables, pass them to
    functions, use them in ~, !~ and the case part of a switch statement.
    More details are provided in the manual.

14. The new typeof() function can be used to indicate if a variable or
    array element is an array, regexp, string or number.

15. As promised when 4.1 was released, the old extension mechanism,
    using the `extension' function, is now gone.

16. Support for GNU/Linux on Alpha systems has been removed.

17. Optimizations are now enabled by default. Use the new -s/--no-optimize
    option(s) to disable them.  Pretty-printing and profiling automatically
    disable optimizations so that the output program is the same as the
    original input program.

18. Gawk now uses fwrite_unlocked if it's available. This yields a 7% - 18%
    improvement in raw output speed (gawk '{ print }' on a large file).

19. Passing negative operands to any of the bitwise functions now
    produces a fatal error.

20. Programs that toggle IGNORECASE a lot should now be noticeably faster.

21. The mktime function now accepts an optional second argument. If this
    argument is present and is non-zero or non-null, the time will be converted
    from UTC instead of from the local timezone.

22. The FIELDWIDTHS parsing syntax has been enhanced to allow specifying
    how many characters to skip before a field starts. It also allows
    specifying '*' as the last character to mean "the rest of the record".
    Field splitting with FIELDWIDTHS now sets NF correctly.  The documentation
    for FIELDWIDTHS in the manual has been considerably reorganized and
    improved as well.

23. The PROCINFO["argv"] array records all of gawk's command line arguments
    as gawk received them (the values of the C level argv array).

24. The DJGPP port has been revived and now has an official maintainer.

25. The manual has been translated into Italian!  The translation is
    included in the distribution.