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Gawk 4.0.1 now available

From: Aharon Robbins
Subject: Gawk 4.0.1 now available
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2012 20:51:05 +0200
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Greetings all.

This note announces the next minor release of GNU Awk: version 4.0.1.

The following files may be retrieved from,
or via HTTP from

-rw-r--r-- 1 arnold arnold 2680974 Mar 28 22:03 gawk-4.0.1.tar.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 arnold arnold 1612448 Mar 28 22:03 gawk-4.0.1.tar.xz

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

Differences from gawk 4.0.0 are not available.

The usual GNU build incantation should be used:

        tar -xpvzf gawk-4.0.1.tar.gz
        cd gawk-4.0.1
        ./configure && make && make check

Bug reports should be sent to address@hidden


Arnold Robbins (on behalf of all the gawk developers)
Changes from 4.0.0 to 4.0.1

1. The default handling of backslash in sub() and gsub() has been reverted to
   the behavior of 3.1. It was silly to think I could break compatibility that
   way, even for standards compliance.

2. Completed the implementation of Rational Range Interpretation.

3. Failure to get the group set is no longer a fatal error.

4. Lots of minor bugs fixed and portability clean-ups along the way. See
   the ChangeLog for details.

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