Thank you for your advice.
>On 2012-03-29, Aharon Robbins <arn...@skeeve.com> wrote:--
>> 1. The default handling of backslash in sub() and gsub() has been reverted to
>> the behavior of 3.1. It was silly to think I could break compatibility that
>> way, even for standards compliance.
>It's silly to tie your hands behind your back thinking that you have no way to
>There are ways to manage language transitions like this; just not "cold turkey",
>What you can do is mark some features as obsolescent and give the users the
>For that, you need better dialect control and diagnosis options.
>You have --traditional (which is useless for this purpose) and --posix,
>You need something like, say, --progressive which provides backward
>Under --posix, you can make the changes cold turkey (at least for anything
>--posix is for people porting among awks. They are best served by just
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