frawk VS bwk

Compare frawk vs bwk and see what are their differences.


an efficient awk-like language (by ezrosent)


Kernighan's Awk a.k.a. "One True Awk" (by andychu)
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frawk bwk
23 2
1,073 52
- -
4.8 0.0
5 days ago over 6 years ago
Rust C
Apache License 2.0 -
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Posts with mentions or reviews of frawk. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-01-15.


Posts with mentions or reviews of bwk. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-02-18.
  • Awk implementation?
    3 projects | | 18 Feb 2022
  • How to Join a Team and Learn a Codebase
    2 projects | | 16 Jan 2021
    Document the steps to setup dev environment in your own words and highlight the issues that you run into

    Lots of people are commenting saying they have problems with this.

    The first thing I do when working on an unfamiliar project is to write a SHELL SCRIPT that records everything I did. I keep that at the root of the git repo, usually as "".

    For example here is what I did when hacking on Kernighan's awk 5 years ago:

    So now 5 years later I can see exactly where I got the files from. And I usually count how much source code there is in a repo to get a feel for it, and I have that exact command.

    And I was trying to figure out how much test coverage there is, so I ran a bunch of gcov stuff, which involve Python.

    The shell script may not work now, but the point is that I can tell within 10 seconds what I did 5 years ago.

    So basically I suggest becoming SHELL LITERATE and checking in shell script with comments. (You can also use a Makefile, but shell is less prescriptive about its model and has fewer gotchas. Make has all the gotchas of shell plus some more.)

What are some alternatives?

When comparing frawk and bwk you can also consider the following projects:

clojure-rust-graalvm - An example of Clojure program calling a Rust library, all combined into one executable using GraalVM.

awka - Revive awka - Awk to C Compiler

pawk - PAWK - A Python line processor (like AWK)

awk - One true awk

tui-rs - Build terminal user interfaces and dashboards using Rust

makesure - Simple task/command runner with declarative goals and dependencies


awesome-rewrite-it-in-rust - A curated list of replacements for existing software written in Rust [Moved to:]

Cursive - A Text User Interface library for the Rust programming language

rust - Empowering everyone to build reliable and efficient software.

rust-smallvec - "Small vector" optimization for Rust: store up to a small number of items on the stack