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 email@example.com
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.
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