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From: "james palmer" <james@biobuf.link>
To: "9front mailing list" <9front@9front.org>
Subject: Re: [9front] [PATCH] awk: add %q format for quoted strings (see quote(2))
Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2021 14:23:41 +0100
Message-ID: <85d784b0-277d-4846-87f6-01a3645f4e6d@www.fastmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <25B459CD-CDDC-4BB1-BDC4-221B722A4947@quintile.net>

Quoth steve@quintile.net:
> i see why you would want this but the argument against it was always to 
> keep the plan9 version of awk compatible with Brian’s one-true-awk so 
> awk code is truely portable.
> how much hassle is portability worth? good question.
> -Steve

yeah i suppose that's a sensible argument to make.
i don't think it is that big of a deal. perhaph it should be documented as non-standard in the man page?

- james

  reply	other threads:[~2021-08-18 18:57 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-08-11 21:24 james palmer
2021-08-12 21:29 ` Steve Simon
2021-08-18 13:23   ` james palmer [this message]
2021-08-24  9:45     ` [9front] " Pavel Renev
2021-08-13  6:43 ` unobe
2021-08-18 13:10   ` james palmer
2021-08-23 16:55 ` ori
2021-08-24  4:31   ` ori

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