Posts: 9 Location: Virginia Piedmont Joined: 06.02.08
Posted on September 11 2008 06:38
Do any of you use gawk frequently on VMS?
Over the last several years I've used it a great deal and have done some small tinkering with the sources now and then, mostly with regard to stuff in the [.vms] directory of the distribution.
I've written a couple of extensions for gawk v3.1.5 and .6 to enable the use of sys$getsyi and sys$getuai (maybe also sys$getjpi--I can't remember right now and it's all at home, not here at work).
My goal has been to finish these on my hobbyist DS10 at home and to make them and some other lesser tweaks available to vms hobbyists at large and hopefully to get some of it in to the official gnu distribution of gawk or xgawk (whichever it's called these days.)
Though I'd like to turn some of this loose for any of you to try out I don't actually get the DS10 booted up very often these days. If you'd be interested in trying them out, though, it just might motivate me to turn on my DS10 a little more often.
It would also be fun to play with some of the new stuff in [x]gawk v3.1.6 that I haven't had much time to look at, such as some support for xml and for compiled-in (vs. dynamically loaded) user extensions.
If interested you can post here or send a pm here on openvmshobbyist.com, or mail me at gltmailbox dash vms at yawho dot com. (Of course, yawho is actually spelled yahoo.)
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