gawk’s extensions can be disabled with either the
--traditional option or with the --posix option.
The --parsedebug option is available if
compiled with ‘-DDEBUG’.
- The source code for
gawk is maintained in a publicly
accessible Git repository. Anyone may check it out and view the source.
- Contributions to
gawk are welcome. Following the steps
outlined in this chapter will make it easier to integrate
your contributions into the code base.
This applies both to new feature contributions and to ports to
additional operating systems.
gawk has some limits—generally those that are imposed by
the machine architecture.
- The extension API design was intended to solve a number of problems
with the previous extension mechanism, enable features needed by
xgawk project, and provide binary compatibility going forward.
- The previous extension mechanism is still supported in version 4.1
gawk, but it will be removed in the next major release.