2.9 Obsolete Options and/or Features

This section describes features and/or command-line options from previous releases of gawk that either are not available in the current version or are still supported but deprecated (meaning that they will not be in a future release).

As of gawk version 5.2. the arbitrary precision arithmetic feature is “on parole.” This feature is now being supported by a volunteer in the development team and not by the primary maintainer. If this situation changes, then the feature will be removed. For more information see Arbitrary Precision Arithmetic is On Parole!.