The mawk package provides a very fast awk implementation by Mike Brennan based on a byte code interpreter. It is currently maintained by Thomas E. Dickey. mawk homepage
mawk aims to be compatible with the awk language, as described in the book "The AWK Programming Language" published in 1988, and therefore should be compatible with bwk. It also adds POSIX conformance and a few extensions.
See also: libmawk
This error affects older versions of mawk, and may occur during compilation of the awk interpreter. It is necessary to add the following line to the config.user file, in order to suppress this error: