[Vm-dev] Gnuification fails when compiling unix VM with latest VMMaker source

Adrian Lienhard adi at netstyle.ch
Tue Mar 9 15:01:10 UTC 2010

Hi Subbu,

When I messed with the awk script to find the line break problem I apparently commented out the following line

	FS=" ";

and commented in the line

	# FS="[ 	:]+";

which explains why $NF did not work anymore. Sorry for the noise...


On Mar 9, 2010, at 04:24 , K. K. Subramaniam wrote:

> On Monday 08 March 2010 11:25:03 pm Adrian Lienhard wrote:
>> The second issue was that the gawk output didn't compile because the jump
>> table macros were all like "CASE(0)", i.e., the argument was not
>> incremented. In cmake/gnuify.awk I commented out the line print " CASE("
>> (($NF) + 0) ")";
>> and commented in the line
>> print " CASE(" $3 ")";
> $NF is an awk idiom for the last word in input line. The code works if input 
> source has lines like:
>   case 255:
> But if there are intervening comment words or spaces between number and colon, 
> then the code will break. E.g.
>   case /*RETURN*/ 254 :
> What did the input line look like in this case?
> Subbu

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