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[gawk-diffs] [SCM] gawk branch, master, updated. gawk-4.1.0-2563-g38f2c2

From: Arnold Robbins
Subject: [gawk-diffs] [SCM] gawk branch, master, updated. gawk-4.1.0-2563-g38f2c2b
Date: Mon, 22 May 2017 22:50:22 -0400 (EDT)

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commit 38f2c2b262c1329dd3c4919f027c5185f24fab0e
Author: Arnold D. Robbins <address@hidden>
Date:   Tue May 23 05:50:05 2017 +0300

    Update NEWS with info about FIELDWIDTHS.

diff --git a/NEWS b/NEWS
index 2503f5f..c1737d9 100644
--- a/NEWS
+++ b/NEWS
@@ -105,7 +105,11 @@ Changes from 4.1.x to 4.2.0
     from UTC instead of from the local timezone.
 26. The FIELDWIDTHS parsing syntax has been enhanced to allow specifying
-    how many characters to skip before a field starts.
+    how many characters to skip before a field starts. It also allows
+    specifying '*' as the last character to mean "the rest of the record".
+    Field splitting with FIELDWIDTHS now sets NF correctly.  The documentation
+    for FIELDWIDTHS in the manual has been considerably reorganized and
+    improved as well.
 27. An API input parser now has the ability to override the default field
     parsing mechanism by specifying the locations of each field in the input


Summary of changes:
 NEWS | 6 +++++-
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)


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