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The initial draft of The GAWK Manual had the following acknowledgments:
Many people need to be thanked for their assistance in producing this manual. Jay Fenlason contributed many ideas and sample programs. Richard Mlynarik and Robert Chassell gave helpful comments on drafts of this manual. The paper A Supplemental Document for
awkby John W. Pierce of the Chemistry Department at UC San Diego, pinpointed several issues relevant both to
awkimplementation and to this manual, that would otherwise have escaped us.
I would like to acknowledge Richard M. Stallman, for his vision of a better world and for his courage in founding the FSF and starting the GNU Project.
The following people (in alphabetical order) provided helpful comments on various versions of this book, up to and including this edition. Rick Adams, Nelson H.F. Beebe, Karl Berry, Dr. Michael Brennan, Rich Burridge, Claire Cloutier, Diane Close, Scott Deifik, Christopher ("Topher") Eliot, Jeffrey Friedl, Dr. Darrel Hankerson, Michal Jaegermann, Dr. Richard J. LeBlanc, Michael Lijewski, Pat Rankin, Miriam Robbins, Mary Sheehan, and Chuck Toporek.
Robert J. Chassell provided much valuable advice on the use of Texinfo. He also deserves special thanks for convincing me not to title this Web page How To Gawk Politely. Karl Berry helped significantly with the TeX part of Texinfo.
I would like to thank Marshall and Elaine Hartholz of Seattle and
Dr. Bert and Rita Schreiber of Detroit for large amounts of quiet vacation
time in their homes, which allowed me to make significant progress on
this Web page and on
Phil Hughes of SSC contributed in a very important way by loaning me his laptop GNU/Linux system, not once, but twice, which allowed me to do a lot of work while away from home.
David Trueman deserves special credit; he has done a yeoman job
gawk so that it performs well and without bugs.
Although he is no longer involved with
working with him on this project was a significant pleasure.
The intrepid members of the GNITS mailing list, and most notably Ulrich Drepper, provided invaluable help and feedback for the design of the internationalization features.
Kai Uwe Rommel,
and Eli Zaretskii
(in alphabetical order)
make up the
gawk "crack portability team." Without their hard work and
gawk would not be nearly the fine program it is today. It
has been and continues to be a pleasure working with this team of fine
David and I would like to thank Brian Kernighan of Bell Laboratories for
invaluable assistance during the testing and debugging of
gawk, and for
help in clarifying numerous points about the language. We could not have
done nearly as good a job on either
gawk or its documentation without
Chuck Toporek, Mary Sheehan, and Claire Coutier of O'Reilly & Associates contributed
significant editorial help for this Web page for the
3.1 release of
I must thank my wonderful wife, Miriam, for her patience through
the many versions of this project, for her proofreading,
and for sharing me with the computer.
I would like to thank my parents for their love, and for the grace with
which they raised and educated me.
Finally, I also must acknowledge my gratitude to G-d, for the many opportunities
He has sent my way, as well as for the gifts He has given me with which to
take advantage of those opportunities.