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Old 23rd August 2022
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Default Unix legend, who owes us nothing, keeps fixing foundational AWK code

From https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2022...onal-awk-code/

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A Princeton professor, finding a little time for himself in the summer academic lull, emailed an old friend a couple months ago. Brian Kernighan said hello, asked how their US visit was going, and dropped off hundreds of lines of code that could add Unicode support for AWK, the text-parsing tool he helped create for Unix at Bell Labs in 1977.

"I have tested this a fair amount but clearly more tests are needed," Kernighan wrote in the email, posted in late May as a kind of pseudo-commit on the onetrueawk repo by longtime maintainer Arnold Robbins. "Once I figure out how ... I will try to submit a pull request. I wish I understood git better, but in spite of your help, I still don't have a proper understanding, so this may take a while."
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For the version of "the Register" with some more details: Universal Unix tool AWK gets Unicode support
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I read some were he is having a hard time mastering git. So am I

I still like CVS better, but seems many projects are jumping on the git bandwagon. At work we had to move our projects from CVS to git and github a couple of years ago.
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There is a free downloadable book about git. See https://daemonforums.org/showthread.php?t=7547
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