I'd like this forum to become a place for the free exchange of ideas regarding future development of Awka or of elm-libraries. Feel free to express whatever's on your mind (within reason).
Josef A. Schmid
first of all I need to tell you that
I undoubtetly appreciate the work that
you are doing. I did find your project
while I was looking for a combination
of awk and mysql.
It would be great if there was an elm
library giving me access to mysql data-
bases, then I could easily process them
with awk(a)! I am convinced that mysql and
awk(a) could be a killer application, as
the structered data coming from mysql is
ideal to be processed with awk(a).
Also I believe that an elm cgi-library
would be enormous(!) The language of awk
is so powerful, that through those 2 missing
capabilities it would be a real knock out!
If I would understand C better, I would
try to develop an elm library for mysql
myself, but.... :-(
Anyway, awk as I regard it is underestimated
by the public and through your compiler one
gets a time saving, powerful alternative to
not only develop scripts but in the end real
executables! I congratulate you!
Nice idea. I'm not a heavy user of MySQL so it would take a lot of work for me to make such a library, though it'd be a great thing to do. Someone else had the idea of an elm extension to interface AWK with GTK+ a while back, but nothing came of it as far as I can tell.
So many ideas, so little time...
somebody pointed me to "awka", I think sooner or
later every awk user will land here :-)
My problem is that as a humble windows awk
user having nothing to do with c (till now) I simply couldn't
manage to compile
the program for myself. :-(
I got a bunch of error
messages, etc and I am simply terrified about the
idea I may have to dive into code to see what's
going on :->
OK, I make it shorter: are there
somewhere awka pre-compiled binaries for windows?
Well, my 1st question would be ... how did you go about compiling it? What environment/compiler did you use?
The best I've found is cygwin, which you can download/install from sources.redhat.com. With Cygwin installed the standard unix installation method (configure, make, make test, make install) should work with no problems at all.
Re a precompiled binary, unfortunately awka isn't like other AWKs (which are standalone) as all it does is translate to C - hence you need a compiler to be able to create an executable from your translated AWK programs.