bugGNU Octave - Bugs: bug #38988, help --list

 
 

bug #38988: help --list

Submitted by:  Muhali <muhali>
Submitted on:  Tue 14 May 2013 07:38:10 PM UTC  
 
Category:  Interpreter 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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Sat 18 May 2013 06:42:53 PM UTC, comment #3:

I checked in the following change:

http://hg.savannah.gnu.org/hgweb/octave/rev/de79cdbbdf7c

John W. Eaton <jwe>
Project Administrator
Fri 17 May 2013 08:49:07 PM UTC, comment #2:

I'm aware of this class of problems with the new lexer/parser. It should not be hard to fix, but I've been meaning to discuss it on the maintainers list first. I'll start a thread there.

John W. Eaton <jwe>
Project Administrator
Fri 17 May 2013 08:44:18 PM UTC, comment #1:

Taking a quick look, the --list is being treated as a -- variable by the parser.

Doing something like help -list gets to the help.m script, which then is an invalid help name.

John Donoghue <lostbard>
Project Member
Tue 14 May 2013 07:38:10 PM UTC, original submission:

help with the single argument `--list' gives

parse error:

syntax error

>>> help --list

^

Muhali <muhali>

 

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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2013-05-18 jwe StatusConfirmed => Fixed
        Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
    2013-05-17 lostbard CategoryNone => Interpreter
        Item GroupNone => Incorrect Result
        StatusNone => Confirmed

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