Re: AWK to C? (Arnold Robbins)
Thu, 3 Mar 1994 18:21:15 GMT

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Newsgroups: comp.lang.c,comp.compilers
From: (Arnold Robbins)
Keywords: C, translator, performance
Organization: Georgia Institute of Technology
References: 94-02-179 94-02-196
Date: Thu, 3 Mar 1994 18:21:15 GMT

Bob Olson <> wrote:
>>Does anyone knows about a public-domain AWK to C translator?

>Another alternative is the awk to perl translator that comes with the
>perl distribution. I hear that the generated perl scripts are often faster
>than the original awk scripts.

Which leads me onto a tangent.

Has anyone compared the speed of perl to gawk or mawk? The two awks are
both much faster than either old or new Unix awk, and in many things mawk
is faster even than gawk. A mawk vs. perl comparison would be very
interesting, to me anyway.
Arnold Robbins --- Continuing Education, College of Computing
Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA 30332-0280 Phone: +1 404 894 9214 (has voice mail)
E-mail: FAX: +1 404 853 9378

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