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: InterpreterSeverity: 3 - Normal
Priority: 5 - NormalItem Group: Incorrect Result
Status: FixedAssigned to: None
Originator Name: Open/Closed: Closed
Release: devOperating 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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    Sat 18 May 2013 06:42:52 PM UTCjweStatusConfirmed=>Fixed
      Open/ClosedOpen=>Closed
    Fri 17 May 2013 08:44:18 PM UTClostbardCategoryNone=>Interpreter
      Item GroupNone=>Incorrect Result
      StatusNone=>Confirmed

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