• Gawk 5.0.1 released

    From Mike Powell to ALL on Wed Jun 19 19:55:00 2019
    This message was from AHARON ROBBINS to ALL,
    originally in conference comp.lang.awk
    and was forwarded to you by DUMAS WALKER.
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    From: arnold@skeeve.com (Aharon Robbins)

    Greetings all.

    This note announces the next release of GNU Awk: version 5.0.1.

    The following files may be retrieved from ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/gawk, or via HTTPS from https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/gawk:

    -rw-rw-r-- 1 arnold arnold 5981609 Jun 18 20:56 gawk-5.0.1.tar.gz
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 arnold arnold 2992147 Jun 18 20:56 gawk-5.0.1.tar.lz
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 arnold arnold 3136004 Jun 18 20:56 gawk-5.0.1.tar.xz

    This is a bug fix release. The relevant part of the NEWS file is appended below.

    This release represents a lot of work by a number of people. I thank them all for their contributions, I could not have done it by myself.

    Differences from gawk 5.0.0 are available in this file:

    -rw-r--r-- 1 arnold arnold 247846 Jun 18 21:11 gawk-5.0.0-5.0.1.diff.gz

    The usual GNU build incantation should be used:

    tar -xpvzf gawk-5.0.1.tar.gz
    cd gawk-5.0.1
    ./configure && make && make check

    Bug reports should be sent to bug-gawk@gnu.org.

    Enjoy!

    Arnold Robbins (on behalf of all the gawk developers) arnold@skeeve.com ------------------------------------------------------------
    Copyright (C) 2019, Free Software Foundation, Inc.

    Copying and distribution of this file, with or without modification,
    are permitted in any medium without royalty provided the copyright
    notice and this notice are preserved.

    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.

    --
    Aharon (Arnold) Robbins arnold AT skeeve DOT com

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