Anonymous poster “Tom” writes:
Most of my early programing was with Pascal. With the discovery of this book, and the awk program provided by the Thompson Automation Software (a super-set of the traditional Awk. Unfortunately TAS is now extinct) for the past 20 years all of my programing has been with AWK. From small one line scripts to 5 pages of code, all done with AWK (TAWK). It’s been a great ride. I’m 80 now, and still at it.
Comment by “Tom” on The AWK Programming Language by Alfred V. Aho, Brian W. Kernighan, and Peter J. Weinberger http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/703101.The_AWK_Programming_Language (dated Nov 10, 2010, seen 20110217)
Imagine the pleasure of using just one small but powerful tool for all tasks!