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commit 7af1da783175273a26609911c3a95975ed0f5c13
Author: Arnold D. Robbins <address@hidden>
Date:   Sat Nov 24 20:37:20 2012 +0200

    Merge LIMATIONS into gawk.texi, fix

diff --git a/ChangeLog b/ChangeLog
index b5cc98a..caf7736 100644
--- a/ChangeLog
+++ b/ChangeLog
@@ -1,3 +1,11 @@
+2012-11-24         Arnold D. Robbins     <address@hidden>
+       Directory cleanup.
+       * TODO.xgawk, FUTURES: Merged into TODO.
+       * TODO: More stuff added.
+       * (EXTRA_DIST): Updated.
 2012-11-22         Arnold D. Robbins     <address@hidden>
        Cleanup of awk.h.
deleted file mode 100644
index 719f018..0000000
+++ /dev/null
@@ -1,22 +0,0 @@
-  Copyright (C) 2005, 2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
-  Copying and distribution of this file, with or without modification,
-  are permitted in any medium without royalty provided the copyright
-  notice and this notice are preserved.
-This file describes limits of gawk on a Unix system (although it
-is variable even then).  Non-Unix systems may have other limits.
-# of fields in a record:  MAX_LONG
-Length of input record:  MAX_INT 
-Length of output record:  unlimited
-Size of a field:  MAX_INT 
-Size of a printf string:  MAX_INT 
-Size of a literal string:  MAX_INT 
-Characters in a character class:  2^(# of bits per byte)
-# of file redirections:  unlimited
-# of pipe redirections:  min(# of processes per user, # of open files)
-double-precision floating point
-Length of source line:  unlimited
-Number of input records in one file: MAX_LONG
-Number of input records total: MAX_LONG
diff --git a/ b/
index b73f532..085eadf 100644
--- a/
+++ b/
        ChangeLog.0 \
        COPYING \
-       FUTURES \
        INSTALL \
        NEWS \
        NEWS.0 \
        POSIX.STD \
diff --git a/ b/
index f58c58e..78e8fdd 100644
--- a/
+++ b/
@@ -363,9 +363,7 @@ AM_MAKEFLAGS = 'CFLAGS=$(CFLAGS)' 'LDFLAGS=$(LDFLAGS)'
        ChangeLog.0 \
        COPYING \
-       FUTURES \
        INSTALL \
        NEWS \
        NEWS.0 \
        POSIX.STD \
diff --git a/doc/ChangeLog b/doc/ChangeLog
index 53b5904..4f38e31 100644
--- a/doc/ChangeLog
+++ b/doc/ChangeLog
@@ -2,6 +2,7 @@
        * gawk.texi (Future Extensions): Point to TODO file in the
        gawk dist.
+       (Implementation Limitations): New node, from old LIMITATIONS file.
 2012-11-22         Arnold D. Robbins     <address@hidden>
diff --git a/doc/ b/doc/
index 8c5b435..0b7fd8c 100644
--- a/doc/
+++ b/doc/
@@ -636,6 +636,7 @@ texts being (a) (see below), and with the Back-Cover Texts 
being (b)
                                         `git' repository.
 * Future Extensions::                   New features that may be implemented
                                         one day.
+* Implementation Limitations::          Some limitations of the implementation.
 * Basic High Level::                    The high level view.
 * Basic Data Typing::                   A very quick intro to data types.
@@ -26474,6 +26475,7 @@ and maintainers of `gawk'.  Everything in it applies 
specifically to
 * Additions::                   Making Additions To `gawk'.
 * Future Extensions::           New features that may be implemented one day.
+* Implementation Limitations::  Some limitations of the implementation.
 File:,  Node: Compatibility Mode,  Next: Additions,  Up: Notes
@@ -26557,6 +26559,10 @@ out a copy using CVS, as follows:
      cvs -d:pserver:address@hidden:/gawk.git co -d gawk master
+   Note that this gateway is flakey; you may have better luck using a
+more modern version control system like Bazaar, that has a Git plug-in
+for working with Git repositories.
 File:,  Node: Adding Code,  Next: New Ports,  Prev: Accessing The 
Source,  Up: Additions
@@ -26915,7 +26921,7 @@ maintainers had dropped `.gz' and `.bz2' files and only 
 include the generated files.
-File:,  Node: Future Extensions,  Prev: Additions,  Up: Notes
+File:,  Node: Future Extensions,  Next: Implementation Limitations,  
Prev: Additions,  Up: Notes
 C.3 Probable Future Extensions
@@ -26926,13 +26932,44 @@ C.3 Probable Future Extensions
      Larry Wall
-   The `TODO' file in the `gawk' distribution lists possible future
+   The `TODO' file in the `gawk' Git repository lists possible future
 enhancements.  Some of these relate to the source code, and others to
 possible new features.  Please see that file for the list.  *Note
 Additions::, if you are interested in tackling any of the projects
 listed there.
+File:,  Node: Implementation Limitations,  Prev: Future Extensions,  
Up: Notes
+C.4 Some Limitations of the Implementation
+This following table describes limits of `gawk' on a Unix-like system
+(although it is variable even then). Other systems may have different
+Item                          Limit
+Characters in a character     2^(number of bits per byte)
+Length of input record        `MAX_INT '
+Length of output record       Unlimited
+Length of source line         Unlimited
+Number of fields in a record  `MAX_LONG'
+Number of file redirections   Unlimited
+Number of input records in    `MAX_LONG'
+one file                      
+Number of input records       `MAX_LONG'
+Number of pipe redirections   min(number of processes per user, number
+                              of open files)
+Numeric values                Double-precision floating point (if not
+                              using MPFR)
+Size of a field               `MAX_INT '
+Size of a literal string      `MAX_INT '
+Size of a printf string       `MAX_INT '
 File:,  Node: Basic Concepts,  Next: Glossary,  Prev: Notes,  Up: Top
 Appendix D Basic Programming Concepts
@@ -31723,515 +31760,516 @@ Index
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-Node: DOS Quoting86770
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-Node: Very Simple90477
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-Node: Statements/Lines100238
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diff --git a/doc/gawk.texi b/doc/gawk.texi
index 0e83b26..fb008d7 100644
--- a/doc/gawk.texi
+++ b/doc/gawk.texi
@@ -844,6 +844,7 @@ particular records in a file and perform operations upon 
                                         @command{git} repository.
 * Future Extensions::                   New features that may be implemented
                                         one day.
+* Implementation Limitations::          Some limitations of the implementation.
 * Basic High Level::                    The high level view.
 * Basic Data Typing::                   A very quick intro to data types.
 @end detailmenu
@@ -34279,6 +34280,7 @@ maintainers of @command{gawk}.  Everything in it 
applies specifically to
 * Additions::                   Making Additions To @command{gawk}.
 * Future Extensions::           New features that may be implemented one day.
+* Implementation Limitations::  Some limitations of the implementation.
 @end menu
 @node Compatibility Mode
@@ -34367,6 +34369,10 @@ to check out a copy using CVS, as follows:
 cvs co -d gawk master
 @end example
+Note that this gateway is flakey; you may have better luck using
+a more modern version control system like Bazaar, that has a Git
+plug-in for working with Git repositories.
 @node Adding Code
 @appendixsubsec Adding New Features
@@ -34874,11 +34880,37 @@ Arnold Robbins
 Larry Wall
 @end quotation
-The @file{TODO} file in the @command{gawk} distribution lists possible
+The @file{TODO} file in the @command{gawk} Git repository lists possible
 future enhancements.  Some of these relate to the source code, and others
 to possible new features.  Please see that file for the list.
 if you are interested in tackling any of the projects listed there.
address@hidden Implementation Limitations
address@hidden Some Limitations of the Implementation
+This following table describes limits of @command{gawk} on a Unix-like
+system (although it is variable even then). Other systems may have
+different limits.
address@hidden @multitable {Number of file redirections} {min(number of 
processes per user, number of open files)}
address@hidden @columnfractions .40 .60
address@hidden Item @tab Limit
address@hidden Characters in a character class @tab 2^(number of bits per byte)
address@hidden Length of input record @tab @code{MAX_INT }
address@hidden Length of output record @tab Unlimited
address@hidden Length of source line @tab Unlimited
address@hidden Number of fields in a record @tab @code{MAX_LONG}
address@hidden Number of file redirections @tab Unlimited
address@hidden Number of input records in one file @tab @code{MAX_LONG}
address@hidden Number of input records total @tab @code{MAX_LONG}
address@hidden Number of pipe redirections @tab min(number of processes per 
user, number of open files)
address@hidden Numeric values @tab Double-precision floating point (if not 
using MPFR)
address@hidden Size of a field @tab @code{MAX_INT }
address@hidden Size of a literal string @tab @code{MAX_INT }
address@hidden Size of a printf string @tab @code{MAX_INT }
address@hidden multitable
 @c ENDOFRANGE impis
 @c ENDOFRANGE gawii


Summary of changes:
 ChangeLog     |    8 +
 LIMITATIONS   |   22 --   |    2 -   |    2 -
 doc/ChangeLog |    1 +
 doc/ | 1062 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++---------------------------
 doc/gawk.texi |   34 ++-
 7 files changed, 592 insertions(+), 539 deletions(-)
 delete mode 100644 LIMITATIONS


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