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From: Rich Morin <>
To: TUHS main list <>
Subject: [TUHS] Re: Nice video with Brian Kernighan
Date: Sat, 20 Aug 2022 11:24:57 -0700	[thread overview]
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After watching the video, I remain curious about a couple of things.

Q: What were Brian's main contributions to AWK? (aside from the book :-)

Q: Where did the idea for AWK originate?

FWIW, my spouse (Vicki Brown) used AWK to support her Master's thesis.  She:

- defined a common, human-friendly data format
- used AWK to convert it for submission to IBM and Univac programs
- used AWK to boil down the output (printer plots of dendograms)
- used AWK to convert the data for use with my SunCore interpreter

This all worked very well, but some real pain was involved when her advisor asked her to convert her scripts to Fortran...


  reply	other threads:[~2022-08-20 18:26 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-08-20 15:48 Douglas McIlroy
2022-08-20 16:17 ` Clem Cole
2022-08-20 18:24   ` Rich Morin [this message]
2022-08-21 15:09     ` John Cowan
2022-08-21 15:41       ` Clem Cole
2022-08-22  2:49         ` John Cowan
2022-08-21 20:07       ` Rich Morin
2022-08-21  9:36 ` Mohamed Akram
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2022-08-18 10:01 [TUHS] " Arnold Robbins
2022-08-18 21:58 ` [TUHS] " Clem Cole
2022-08-18 22:48   ` Pete Wright via TUHS

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