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bug #37360: Assertion and abort from CLI with cellfun and anonymous functions

Submitted by:  Rik <rik5>
Submitted on:  Sat 15 Sep 2012 08:17:14 PM UTC  
Category: InterpreterSeverity: 3 - Normal
Priority: 5 - NormalItem Group: Segfault, Bus Error, etc.
Status: FixedAssigned to: None
Originator Name: Open/Closed: Closed
Release: devOperating System: GNU/Linux

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Thu 20 Jun 2013 12:25:26 AM UTC, comment #1:

Fixed as of 6/19/13 in the development code.

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator
Sat 15 Sep 2012 08:17:14 PM UTC, original submission:

This fragment of code typed on the command line causes and assertion and immediate ejection from Octave.

The first line needs to be typed and <RETURN> hit. Octave recognizes that the cellfun function call has not been closed so it prompts for extra input with '>'. Close the cellfun declaration with ')' and hit <RETURN>.

In terms of parsing, the call to sin() should have been closed immediately.

In fact a little testing shows that anonymous functions which cross newline boundaries are a general problem. The following code also aborts.

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator


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