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On 2/8/08, Gavin Wraith <> wrote:
> Awk is what I used to use until I discovered Lua. Awk, too, is a language
> that elicits affection, despite its shortcomings

In the case of AWK (Aho,Weinberger and Kernighan) the shortcomings
were partly deliberate. The designers were suprised when people
started to write long awk programs, and took pity on them and added
functions ;)

steve d.