Re: AWK to C? (Arnold Robbins)
Fri, 25 Feb 1994 18:52:44 GMT

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Newsgroups: comp.lang.c,comp.unix.misc,comp.compilers
From: (Arnold Robbins)
Keywords: C, translator
Organization: Georgia Institute of Technology
References: 94-02-179
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 1994 18:52:44 GMT

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

The USL Toolchest (formerly of AT&T, now of Novell), sells an AWK to C
translator that handles the '87 version of nawk. It is not public domain.

If one was so inclined, one could take either Gnu Awk (gawk) or Michael
Brennan's awk (mawk), and turn them into AWK to C translators, but that
would be a fair amount of work. (If anyone does this with gawk, let me
know!) It would probably be easier with mawk than with gawk.

I know someone who is writing one from scratch as a back burner project,
but, last I'd heard, all he had working was the scanner, parser, and
parse-tree builder. I.e., the hard part still to be done. If he reads
this group and wants to volunteer more info, I'm sure he will.
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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