Most likely from UNIX: A History and a Memoir by Kernighan and some
speculation (which includes EOF handling) on what was written/intended.
One reviewer of the book commented "There were some technical surprises. We
always thought AWK was influenced by Snobol, but according to the book, it
borrowed from RPG. We don’t see it, but who are we to argue with the K in
AWK?".



On Mon, Jan 13, 2020 at 8:31 PM Patrik Schindler <poc@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Hello Kevin,

Am 13.01.2020 um 22:55 schrieb Kevin Bucknum <Kevin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:

Yes. But he wants to take a portion of the line he is reading, get a
record from that file based on the portion of the line, and use a value in
that file for his replacement value. It's not a replace xx with yy
situation.

Sorry, then I misunderstood your comment. What you write sounds like a
scenario for awk but I'm not fluent with it.

Funny fact: Awk has been compared to ancient RPG versions, because of the
implicit cycle logic. Awk also reads until EOF and does stuff with the
data. :-) I can't recall where I read that, though.

:wq! PoC

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