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Gawk 5.2.1 released!

From: arnold
Subject: Gawk 5.2.1 released!
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2022 11:58:00 -0500
User-agent: Heirloom mailx 12.5 6/20/10

Greetings all.

This note announces the next release of GNU Awk: version 5.2.1.

The following files may be retrieved via HTTPS from

-rw-rw-r-- 1 arnold arnold  672306 Nov 22 11:20 gawk-5.2.0-5.2.1.diff.gz
-rw-rw-r-- 1 arnold arnold 6593242 Nov 17 13:21 gawk-5.2.1.tar.gz
-rw-rw-r-- 1 arnold arnold 3253425 Nov 17 13:21 gawk-5.2.1.tar.lz
-rw-rw-r-- 1 arnold arnold 3411420 Nov 17 13:21 gawk-5.2.1.tar.xz

This is a bug-fix release.  The relevant part of the NEWS file is appended
below. A diff file from the previous release (which should be applied
by running it through /bin/sh) is included.

The usual GNU build incantation should be used:

        tar -xpvzf gawk-5.2.1.tar.gz
        cd gawk-5.2.1
        ./configure && make && make check

Please use the buggawk script to report bugs. If it doesn't
work for you, then send email to

NOTE that the manual's instructions for sending bug reports were
updated for the 5.2.0 release. Please review them carefully before
submitting a report!

ONLY bug reports should be submitted to the bug-gawk list. All other
questions should use the relatively new mailing list.


Arnold Robbins (on behalf of all the gawk developers)
   Copyright (C) 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
   Copying and distribution of this file, with or without modification,
   are permitted in any medium without royalty provided the copyright
   notice and this notice are preserved.

Changes from 5.2.0 to 5.2.1

1. Infrastructure upgrades: PMA version Avon 8.

2. Issues related to the sign of NaN and Inf values on RiscV have
   been fixed; gawk now gives identical results on that platform as
   it does on others.

3. A few issues with the debugger have been fixed.

4. More subtle issues with untyped array elements being passed to
   functions have been fixed.

5. The rwarray extension's readall() function has had some bugs fixed.

6. The PMA allocator is now supported on FreeBSD, OpenBSD and Linux on S/390x.
   Is is now supported also on both Intel and M1 macOS systems.

7. There have been several minor code cleanups and bug fixes. See the
   ChangeLog for details.

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