I gave up on Usenet a couple of years ago and haven’t really looked back. It’s like sports talk radio—you feel smarter for not having read it.
Please do not try to report bugs in
gawk by posting to the
comp.lang.awk. Although some of the
gawk developers occasionally read this news group, the primary
gawk maintainer no longer does. Thus it’s virtually guaranteed
that he will not see your posting. The steps described here are
the only officially recognized way for reporting bugs. Really.