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 C.7 Summary
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    * 'gawk''s extensions can be disabled with either the '--traditional'
      option or with the '--posix' option.  The '--parsedebug' option is
      available if 'gawk' is compiled with '-DDEBUG'.
 
    * The source code for 'gawk' is maintained in a publicly accessible
      Git repository.  Anyone may check it out and view the source.
 
    * Contributions to 'gawk' are welcome.  Following the steps outlined
      in this major node will make it easier to integrate your
      contributions into the code base.  This applies both to new feature
      contributions and to ports to additional operating systems.
 
    * 'gawk' has some limits--generally those that are imposed by the
      machine architecture.
 
    * The extension API design was intended to solve a number of problems
      with the previous extension mechanism, enable features needed by
      the 'xgawk' project, and provide binary compatibility going
      forward.
 
    * The previous extension mechanism is still supported in version 4.1
      of 'gawk', but it _will_ be removed in the next major release.
 
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