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bug #37592: calling test on a builtin shows a misleading error message

Submitted by:  Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Submitted on:  Thu 18 Oct 2012 12:52:49 AM UTC  
Category:  Interpreter Severity:  2 - Minor
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Feature Request
Status:  Fixed Assigned to:  Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  dev Operating System:  Any

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Sun 09 Dec 2012 11:30:51 PM UTC, comment #1:

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Mike Miller <mtmiller>
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Thu 18 Oct 2012 12:52:49 AM UTC, original submission:

The error message in the test function could be more helpful when calling it on a builtin:

It would be clearer if test reported that besselj and svd are builtins, similar to the error message shown for urlread as a compiled file in the path.

For that matter, it could report builtins, operators, and keywords the same way that the type command does.

I'll fix this if no one beats me to it.

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.


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