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bug #38128: Overloaded vercat() not called in some cases

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Sun 20 Jan 2013 09:35:29 PM UTC  
Category:  Interpreter Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Incorrect Result
Status:  Fixed Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Julien Bect Originator Email:  -email is unavailable-
Open/Closed:  Closed Release:  dev
Operating System:  GNU/Linux

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Thu 28 Feb 2013 04:42:36 PM UTC, comment #10:

Thanks, I merged your addendum:


Jordi GutiƩrrez Hermoso <jordigh>
Project Administrator
Thu 28 Feb 2013 08:03:10 AM UTC, comment #9:

Oops, sorry... here is the patch

(file #27541)

Julien Bect <jbect>
Thu 28 Feb 2013 08:02:42 AM UTC, comment #8:

Here is a patch for the bug number in classes.tst.

Julien Bect <jbect>
Wed 27 Feb 2013 08:20:51 PM UTC, comment #7:

I have pushed and merged your change:


I noticed your commit message doesn't mention the bug number. I had to hunt around to find it. :-/

The bug number you refer to in classes.tst (38170) also seems to be wrong and is pointing at an unrelated problem.

Can you please fix that?

Jordi GutiƩrrez Hermoso <jordigh>
Project Administrator
Tue 26 Feb 2013 01:45:03 PM UTC, comment #6:

Here is a minor update of my patch (rebased and tested).

(file #27533)

Julien Bect <jbect>
Thu 21 Feb 2013 03:56:07 PM UTC, comment #5:

I just found out that the same problem was already exhibited (although not advertised in the comments) by the example file #24630 attached to bug #35118.

Julien Bect <jbect>
Mon 11 Feb 2013 07:57:06 PM UTC, comment #4:

Here is the same patch with test_classes.m renamed to classes.tst.

(file #27444)

Julien Bect <jbect>
Fri 08 Feb 2013 07:57:27 AM UTC, comment #3:

A few tests concerning classes and concatenation are located test/class-concat (added by JWE in Nov 2011).

In the patch that I just posted, I have added my own tests in test/classes/test_classes.m.

Should I move my concatenation tests into test/class-concat, or rather merge the old tests from test/class-concat into test/classes/test_classes.m ?

[Note: this was originally discussed on the maintainer mailing-list, http://octave.1599824.n4.nabble.com/Tracking-bug-38128-Overloaded-vertcat-not-called-in-some-cases-td4649193.html]

Julien Bect <jbect>
Fri 08 Feb 2013 07:51:49 AM UTC, comment #2:

The attached patch seems to fix the problem.

I have added a few tests in test/classes/test_classes.m, to check that vertical and horizontal concatenation still work in the case where nothing is overloaded.

[Note: this was initially posted on the patch tracker, see patch #7935. Mea culpa.]

(file #27422)

Julien Bect <jbect>
Sat 26 Jan 2013 01:14:17 PM UTC, comment #1:

horzcat() is affected by the exact same problem

Julien Bect <jbect>
Sun 20 Jan 2013 09:35:29 PM UTC, original submission:

Let us consider a class @A, with the following constructor:

and the following overload vertcat function:

The following script illustrates the problem:

It seems that the overloaded vertcat function is only called when both arguments are class A objects.

I would expect it to be called as soon as one of the two arguments is of class A (this is what happens, for instance, with an overloaded plus() function).

The problem has been observed in Octave 3.6.2 (Ubuntu 12.10 install) and 3.6.4-rc1 (built from branch stable, revision 7ad3eea8a3af).

Attachment: test script + @A class directory.



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file #27533:  jbFixObjConcatProblem3.patch added by jbect (3KiB - text/x-patch)
file #27444:  jbFixObjConcatProblem2.patch added by jbect (3KiB - text/x-patch)
file #27422:  jbFixObjConcatProblem.patch added by jbect (3KiB - text/x-patch)
file #27305:  octaveVertcatIssue.zip added by None (2KiB - application/zip)


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    Follow 8 latest changes.

    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2013-02-28 jbect Attached File- => Added jbFixObjConcatProblem3Addendum.patch, #27541
    2013-02-27 jordigh StatusPatch Submitted => Fixed
        Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
    2013-02-26 jbect Attached File- => Added jbFixObjConcatProblem3.patch, #27533
    2013-02-11 jbect Attached File- => Added jbFixObjConcatProblem2.patch, #27444
    2013-02-08 jordigh StatusNone => Patch Submitted
    2013-02-08 jbect Attached File- => Added jbFixObjConcatProblem.patch, #27422
    2013-01-20 None Attached File- => Added octaveVertcatIssue.zip, #27305

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