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One day I sat down to learn Awk, a language with a reputation for terse but powerful one liners. It was a pleasant surprise to find an entire "conventional" language underneath with loops, branching and math operations common to all imperative languages. Kernighan was a primary author, so it is no surprise it has a very C like syntax. Unlike C it is completely untyped. There are positional variables ($1) similar to what is found in shells. Regex can be used anywhere. Everything fits together perfectly for maximum convenience while processing text.

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