The GNU Awk User's Guide
C.3 Adding New Built-in Functions to
Danger Will Robinson! Danger!!
gawk 3.1, it is possible to add new built-in
gawk using dynamically loaded libraries. This
facility is available on systems (such as GNU/Linux) that support
This section describes how to write and use dynamically
loaded extentions for
Experience with programming in
C or C++ is necessary when reading this section.
Caution: The facilities described in this section
are very much subject to change in the next
Be aware that you may have to re-do everything, perhaps from scratch,
upon the next release.