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0xmf
    Too tired for words. nighty night!
    0xmf
      Oh why didn't I install strawberry Perl in the first place? This effing version of awk has switch case only if it was compiled with -- enable-switch. It wasn't. Wot?
      0xmf
        most probably, I'll have to throw out todays work.
        0xmf
          so apparently older versions of awk don't have switch..case. ____ __ | __ | | | | |__ | | | __| | |___ |_| M |_____|
          0xmf
            @duerig @oluseyi I reposted because ALL CAPS parodied the logic used by such folk (while perfectly acceptable and within their rights). Same people leave 1 star reviews for non-free apps. Yes I'm being presumptous. BTW true for Android buyers too @aaandy
            0xmf
              @oluseyi I suspect @aaandy was being funny rather than insightful.
              0xmf
                @matigo well you did warn us and you dropped off one question-answer round (I guess), still @phoneboy was unaware of the problem and speaking normally so that was distracting. I really didn't know if I wanted to continue. Audio was ok at end @snrkl
                0xmf
                  @oluseyi hey you know what its like. don't complain. lol.
                  aaandy
                    I AM A SELF ENTITLED INTERNET CITIZEN. GIVE ME YOUR THINGS FOR FREE, INTERNET COMPANIES. EXCUSE ME WHILE I GIVE APPLE MORE MONEY, AGAIN.
                    0xmf
                      @snrkl @matigo I call for a repeat of the @phoneboy episode. That audio was just too bad. repeat I tell you, repeat. // @discoveradn
                      0xmf
                        So what do you call an expression with plenty of fibre? A regular expression. Sigh! I know, I know, but that's what hours of awkwardness does to you.
                        0xmf
                          @discoveradn yup, just checked. It works.
                          0xmf
                            @phoneboy oh you mean before PCRE. lol.
                            phoneboy
                              @0xmf awkception ;)
                              0xmf
                                @phoneboy some of us never lose them, nothing beats it for quick split, process, and print type jobs.
                                0xmf
                                  I want to keep pressing the boundaries of what I can use a software tool/ language/utility to do. Right now, for example, I want to parse a string inside an awk script. ideally awk -F"..." would have been nice but calling it inside an awk script is a ??
                                  0xmf
                                    so begining to hit the boundaries of awk, its getting unwieldly