Hello and Welcome

Andrew
2001-07-06
2002-12-10
  • Andrew
    Andrew
    2001-07-06

    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).

    cheers,
    Andrew

     
    • Hey Andrew,

      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!

      Greetings.

      JAS.

       
    • Andrew
      Andrew
      2001-09-03

      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...

      cheers
      Andrew

       

    • Anonymous
      2002-12-09

      Hello Andrew,

      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?

      Regards,
      U.S.

       
      • Andrew
        Andrew
        2002-12-10

        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.

         

    • Anonymous
      2002-12-09

      Hello Andrew,

      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?

      Regards,
      U.S.