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gawk-5.0.1.tar.xz and gawk-5.1.0.tar.xz

About: GNU awk - pattern scanning and processing language.

NEWS  (gawk-5.0.1.tar.xz):NEWS  (gawk-5.1.0.tar.xz)
Copyright (C) 2019, Free Software Foundation, Inc. Copyright (C) 2019, 2020 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
Copying and distribution of this file, with or without modification, Copying and distribution of this file, with or without modification,
are permitted in any medium without royalty provided the copyright are permitted in any medium without royalty provided the copyright
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Changes from 5.0.1 to 5.1.0
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1. The major version of the API is bumped to 3, something that should
have happened at the 5.0.0 release but didn't.
2. A number of memory leak issues have been fixed.
3. Infrastructure upgrades: Bison 3.5.4, Texinfo 6.7, Gettext 0.20.1,
Automake 1.16.2.
4. The indexing in the manual has been thoroughly revised, in particular
making use of the facilities in Texinfo 6.7. That version (or newer)
must be used to format the manual.
5. MSYS2 is now supported out-of-the-box by configure.
6. Several bugs have been fixed. See the ChangeLog for details.
Changes from 5.0.0 to 5.0.1 Changes from 5.0.0 to 5.0.1
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1. A number of ChangeLog.1 files that were left out of the distribution 1. A number of ChangeLog.1 files that were left out of the distribution
have been restored. have been restored.
2. Multiple syntax errors should no longer be able to cause a core dump. 2. Multiple syntax errors should no longer be able to cause a core dump.
3. Sandbox mode now disallows assigning new filename values in ARGV that 3. Sandbox mode now disallows assigning new filename values in ARGV that
were not there when gawk was invoked. were not there when gawk was invoked.
4. There are many small documentation improvements in the manual. 4. There are many small documentation improvements in the manual.
5. The new argument "no-ext" to --lint disables ``XXX is a gawk extension'' 5. The new argument "no-ext" to --lint disables ``XXX is a gawk extension''
lint warnings. lint warnings.
6. Infrastructure upgrades: Bison 3.4. 6. Infrastructure upgrades: Bison 3.4.
N. A number of bugs, some of them quite significant, have been fixed. 7. A number of bugs, some of them quite significant, have been fixed.
See the ChangeLog for details. See the ChangeLog for details.
Changes from 4.2.1 to 5.0.0 Changes from 4.2.1 to 5.0.0
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1. Support for the POSIX standard %a and %A printf formats has been added. 1. Support for the POSIX standard %a and %A printf formats has been added.
2. The test infrastructure has been greatly improved, simplifying the 2. The test infrastructure has been greatly improved, simplifying the
contents of test/Makefile.am and making it possible to generate contents of test/Makefile.am and making it possible to generate
pc/Makefile.tst from test/Makefile.in. pc/Makefile.tst from test/Makefile.in.
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