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[SCM] GNU Autoconf source repository branch, master, updated. v2.61a-310

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: [SCM] GNU Autoconf source repository branch, master, updated. v2.61a-310-gee28883
Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2007 18:36:54 +0000

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- Log -----------------------------------------------------------------
commit ee28883f0eb709933bad58b4b84575210c3fd939
Author: Ralf Wildenhues <address@hidden>
Date:   Mon Nov 26 19:36:48 2007 +0100

    Document Tru64 awk input splitting limitation.
    * doc/autoconf.texi (Limitations of Usual Tools) <awk>:
    Document that Tru64 awk always splits $0.


Summary of changes:
 ChangeLog         |    5 +++++
 doc/autoconf.texi |    7 ++++---
 2 files changed, 9 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/ChangeLog b/ChangeLog
index 60a292d..7d35a0b 100644
--- a/ChangeLog
+++ b/ChangeLog
@@ -1,3 +1,8 @@
+2007-11-26  Ralf Wildenhues  <address@hidden>
+       * doc/autoconf.texi (Limitations of Usual Tools) <awk>:
+       Document that Tru64 awk always splits $0.
 2007-11-24  Stepan Kasal  <address@hidden>
        * lib/autotest/general.m4 (AT_INIT): Do not extract the
diff --git a/doc/autoconf.texi b/doc/autoconf.texi
index 76d4b77..d6bd786 100644
--- a/doc/autoconf.texi
+++ b/doc/autoconf.texi
@@ -14487,9 +14487,10 @@ In code portable to both traditional and modern Awk, 
@code{FS} must be a
 string containing just one ordinary character, and similarly for the
 field-separator argument to @code{split}.
-Traditional Awk has a limit of 99
-fields in a record.  You may be able to circumvent this problem by using
+Traditional Awk has a limit of 99 fields in a record.  Since some Awk
+implementations, like Tru64's, split the input even if you don't refer
+to any field in the script, to circumvent this problem, set @samp{FS}
+to an unusual character and use @code{split}.
 Traditional Awk has a limit of at most 99 bytes in a number formatted by
 @code{OFMT}; for example, @code{OFMT="%.300e"; print 0.1;} typically

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