• Beta release of gawk 5.2.1

    From arnold@arnold@skeeve.com (Arnold Robbins) to comp.lang.awk on Tue Nov 15 07:31:32 2022
    From Newsgroup: comp.lang.awk

    This note is to announce the BETA release of GNU Awk 5.2.1.

    It is available from:


    This is a bug-fix release.

    The important part of the NEWS file is below.

    As far as I can tell, the documentation and code have both hit the
    freeze point.

    So, why do a beta release? So that you, yes you, the end user, can see
    if anything I've done breaks gawk for you. Then you can TELL ME ABOUT
    IT so that I can fix it for the final release.


    Arnold Robbins
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    Changes from 5.2.0 to 5.2.1

    1. Infrastructure upgrades: PMA version Avon 8.

    2. Issues related to the sign of NaN and Inf values on RiscV have
    been fixed; gawk now gives identical results on that platform as
    it does on others.

    3. A few issues with the debugger have been fixed.

    4. More subtle issues with untyped array elements being passed to
    functions have been fixed.

    5. The rwarray extension's readall() function has had some bugs fixed.

    6. The PMA allocator is now supported on FreeBSD, OpenBSD and Linux on S/390x.
    Is is now supported also on both Intel and M1 macOS systems.

    7. There have been several minor code cleanups and bug fixes. See the
    ChangeLog for details.
    Aharon (Arnold) Robbins arnold AT skeeve DOT com
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