David A. Harding on 9 Sep 2008 16:49:01 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Ubuntu mawk instead of gawk

On Tue, Sep 09, 2008 at 07:30:57PM -0400, Matthew Rosewarne wrote:
> Well, when it comes to dash/bash, it really does make a significant difference 
It makes a difference with mawk/gawk too:

        "Mawk's  primary  advantages  are  its  speed  and   robustness.
        Although it has fewer  features  than  gawk,  it  almost  always
        outperforms it." (p. 272)

			-- sed & awk, Second Ed. (O'Reilly)
			   Dale Dougherty & Arnold Robbins

> I believe [mawk is the awk] version Debian uses by default too.

It does, and it has for a long time.

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