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bug #38983: Debugger does a dbcont in response to workspace right mouse button function

Submitted by:  Dan Sebald <sebald>
Submitted on:  Tue 14 May 2013 03:50:19 AM UTC  
Category:  GUI Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Incorrect Result
Status:  Fixed Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  dev Operating System:  GNU/Linux

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Thu 20 Mar 2014 03:38:49 PM UTC, comment #2:

Is this bug still a problem? There has been a lot of work on the GUI and debugger. I just tried debugging a function and right-clicking and no dbcont occurred. This was on the development branch with tip 89a8a90ac850.

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator
Fri 18 Oct 2013 10:53:08 AM UTC, comment #1:

The attached patch fixes the issue for me. It replaces


in the callback function for executing commands. My knowledge of the command editor is very limited and I have no idea what side effects may occur (except for the extra newline that is displayed for every command) but maybe this is a hint into the right direction.

(file #29400)

Torsten <ttl>
Project Member
Tue 14 May 2013 03:50:19 AM UTC, original submission:

When in debug mode, looking at the workspace variable using the right mouse click "disp()" routine will cause the debugger to continue. As an example, open uigetfile.m in the editor window and set a breakpoint at the first line inside the function, i.e.,

then type "uigetfile" at the command line in the terminal window.

When the debugger breaks, type "disp(varargin)". I see:

Now, do the equivalent command via the workspace. Right click on the variable "varargin" in the workspace window and select "disp(varargin)". The debugger will continue as though a "dbcont" was issued and the file selector pops up. Pressing "cancel" results in

Dan Sebald <sebald>


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file #29400:  bug38983_p01.diff added by ttl (522B - text/x-diff)


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    Mon 28 Sep 2015 02:44:40 PM UTC siko1056 StatusPatch Submitted => Fixed
    Tue 08 Apr 2014 01:11:04 AM UTC rik5 Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
    Fri 18 Oct 2013 02:43:44 PM UTC rik5 StatusNone => Patch Submitted
    Fri 18 Oct 2013 10:53:08 AM UTC ttl Attached File- => Added bug38983_p01.diff, #29400
    Thu 17 Oct 2013 09:41:58 PM UTC rik5 CategoryInterpreter => GUI

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