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Developers describe AWK as "A language for text processing, data extraction and reporting". A data-driven scripting language consisting of a set of actions to be taken against streams of textual data – either run directly on files or used as part of a pipeline – for purposes of extracting or transforming text, such as producing formatted reports. On the other hand, C is detailed as "One of the most widely used programming languages of all time". .

AWK and C can be primarily classified as "Languages" tools.

AWK is an open source tool with 206 GitHub stars and 41 GitHub forks. Here's a link to AWK's open source repository on GitHub.

Twitch, AdRoll, and Blackfire.io are some of the popular companies that use C, whereas AWK is used by Betaout, itexto, and Datto. C has a broader approval, being mentioned in 89 company stacks & 1455 developers stacks; compared to AWK, which is listed in 3 company stacks and 7 developer stacks.

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What is AWK?

A data-driven scripting language consisting of a set of actions to be taken against streams of textual data – either run directly on files or used as part of a pipeline – for purposes of extracting or transforming text, such as producing formatted reports.

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      Avatar of papaver
      papaver uses CC

      been programming in c for over a decade, since learning it in college. still use it for various low level projects. used it recently to develop an embedded application for a custom board.

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      micro systems uses CC

      The core of the arcapos applications is written in C, so are most of the Lua modules (bindings to various hardware or protocols).

      Avatar of Sqreen
      Sqreen uses CC

      The Sqreen PHP agent is both a PHP extension, built in C, and a daemon built in Python.

      Avatar of POROWNEO.PL
      POROWNEO.PL uses CC

      Axis2/c, rampart/c, savan/c, barbershop and custom php extensions.

      Avatar of Vaultize
      Vaultize uses CC

      Used in backend and clients for performance heavy tasks.

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