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bug #36920: Minor Matlab incompatibility in function 'help'

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Mon 23 Jul 2012 08:40:13 AM UTC  
Category:  Documentation Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Matlab Compatibility
Status:  Fixed Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Sergey Dudoladov Originator Email:  -email is unavailable-
Open/Closed:  Closed Release:  3.6.1
Operating System:  GNU/Linux

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Sat 11 Jan 2014 09:20:52 PM UTC, comment #4: 

The attached patch also adds help for options that the help command does not actually support. Perhaps another intermediate patch is missing.

In any event, no followup from the reporter in over 16 months, closing report. The original patch was applied. Feel free to reopen or attach an updated patch that applies to the current source and does not document nonexistent options.

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Project Administrator
Tue 07 Aug 2012 08:40:42 PM UTC, comment #3: 

The help_expand.diff patch is based on revision 818aa1ff0ad4, which isn't in the Savannah repository. I tried applying it anyway, but it doesn't apply cleanly at 0464e3ceb85b. Can you please rebase it to 0464e3ceb85b? Do

hg rebase --source 4b8c1099c87 --dest 0464e3ceb85b

You may have to resolve merge conflicts when doing this. See here for more about enabling and using the rebase extension:


Alternatively, host your clone somewhere public (e.g. http://bitbucket.org) and tell me which revision to pull, and I can deal with the trouble of rebasing or merging.

Lastly, in the future, avoid submitting further patches to a closed bug or issue. Instead, open a new issue in the bug or patch tracker.

Jordi GutiƩrrez Hermoso <jordigh>
Project Administrator
Thu 26 Jul 2012 07:30:27 PM UTC, comment #2: 

Thanks, I have rebased your patch and pushed it:


If you wish, you may now discard the original patch (6cd50e02ffb9592dd) from your local repository (e.g. with hg strip).

Jordi GutiƩrrez Hermoso <jordigh>
Project Administrator
Mon 23 Jul 2012 03:59:14 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Go ahead and attach the patch to this bug report and I can review it.

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator
Mon 23 Jul 2012 08:40:13 AM UTC, original submission:  

  Matlab command 'help . ' , that is help + dot, lists a detailed list of operators (logical, relational etc.)


  I use Octave version 3.6.1 , and it responds to this command with an error message.

  I am going to create a patch to fix it.



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Attach Files:

Attached Files
file #26330:  help_expand.diff added by None (3KiB - text/x-patch - Adds minor options to function "help")
file #26264:  help_mod.diff added by None (4KiB - text/x-patch - A proposed patch to the bug. )


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    Follow 9 latest changes.

    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2014-01-11 mtmiller CategoryNone => Documentation
        StatusIn Progress => Fixed
        Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
    2012-08-07 jordigh StatusFixed => In Progress
        Open/ClosedClosed => Open
    2012-08-07 None Attached File- => Added help_expand.diff, #26330
    2012-07-26 jordigh StatusNone => Fixed
        Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
    2012-07-26 None Attached File- => Added help_mod.diff, #26264

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