Mar 01: Michael Sanders demos an X-windows GUI for AWK.
Mar 01: Awk100#24: A. Lahm and E. de Rinaldis' patent search, in AWK
Feb 28: Tim Menzies asks this community to write an AWK cookbook.
Feb 28: Arnold Robbins announces a new debugger for GAWK.
Feb 28: Awk100#23: Premysl Janouch offers a IRC bot, In AWK
Feb 28: Updated: the AWK FAQ
Feb 28: Tim Menzies offers a tiny content management system, in Awk.
Jan 31: Comment system added to awk.info. For example, see discussion bottom of ?keys2awk
Jan 31: Martin Cohen shows that Gawk can handle massively long strings (300 million characters).
Jan 31: The AWK FAQ is being updated. For comments/ corrections/ extensions, please mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Jan 31: Martin Cohen finds Awk on the Android platform.
Jan 31: Aleksey Cheusov released a new version of runawk.
Jan 31: Hirofumi Saito contributes a candidate Awk mascot.
Jan 31: Michael Sanders shows how to quickly build an AWK GUI for windows.
Jan 31: Hyung-Hwan Chung offers QSE, an embeddable Awk Interpreter.
Many communities have a mascot, a banner that they proudly wave high. So where's the Awk mascot?
I made on up, but you gotta say, it is kinda lame:
So you have any ideas for such a mascot, please email email@example.com with the subject line "suggestion for mascot".
Not to stiffle anyone's creativity but the mascot might be based on the mantra "less, but better" or "easy is not wrong" or "a little awk goes a long way".
Chris writes "more of a logo rather than a mascot":
Hirofumi Saito contributes a candidate Awk mascot from the http://gauc.no-ip.org/ Japan GNU AWK Users Club.
by Dick L.
I write to suggest that the Awk mascot's name is Hawk-eye (usually spoken as 'AWK-eye with a silent H).
I suggest 'AWK-eye is a DWARF, based on the following analogy:
I can't draw, but 'AWK-eye looks about half way between Gimli from Lord of the Rings, and Doc from the Disney Snow White and Seven Dwarves. (He has been known to sing "hi ho, hi ho, it's off to work I go". He likes to work!)
I know many spirits and sprites from the first age - LISP, APL, Assembler, Basic, Fortran and Algol. However, I have lost contact with most of these old friends, but ask 'AWK-eye to do new work most weeks. Why?
But for many daily jobs, 'AWK-eye is on the sweet spot of enough expressiveness to do the job, but not so much as to be hard to remember, and is small enough I have him everywhere.
Panos Papadopoulos offers the latest entry in our Awk mascot competition:
Venkatesan Satish offers a new entry in our Awk mascot competition: