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bug #39733: figure window stuck if error while executing window callback

Submitted by:  Cristian <r41nm4n>
Submitted on:  Thu 08 Aug 2013 07:04:26 PM UTC  
Category: Plotting with OpenGLSeverity: 3 - Normal
Priority: 5 - NormalItem Group: None
Status: Works For MeAssigned to: None
Originator Name: Open/Closed: Closed
Release: devOperating System: GNU/Linux

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Thu 12 Mar 2015 04:26:06 AM UTC, comment #1:

I think this behavior of the FLTK toolkit actually doesn't depend on an error happening at all. The same occurs if you comment out the error line, the reason being that FLTK redraws are normally tied to the readline input loop.

The new Qt toolkit behaves a little differently, the figure is not redrawn for me until focus moves away from the figure window.

If you use the drawnow() function to force a redraw in your callback function, the figure is updated immediately and there is no problem, no matter which toolkit or whether an error occurs later in the callback or not.

I'm going to close this as working, if you want a callback to immediately redraw something on the plot it should be using drawnow. Sorry for the long delay in someone getting to this bug report.

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Project Administrator
Thu 08 Aug 2013 07:04:26 PM UTC, original submission:

If an error happens during the execution of a callback function such as 'WindowButtonUpFcn', the fltk figure window is stuck until the user presses enter at the console.
Conversely, if the error happens outside a callback function the figure window is correctly updated.

I am attaching a short script that shows the problem:
it displays a red square in the current figure,
then it waits for a mouse click on the current figure window.
After the mouse click, it generates an error.
It should be then possible to verify that the figure window is not refreshed or updated until "enter" is pressed at the console. Only after pressing enter the figure should be correctly updated with a green square.

The expected behaviour would be that the figure window is never stuck after an error in the callback function.

Cristian <r41nm4n>


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file #28800:  error_in_callback.m added by r41nm4n (582B - text/x-objcsrc)


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    Thu 12 Mar 2015 04:26:06 AM UTCmtmillerStatusNone=>Works For Me
    Thu 08 Aug 2013 07:04:26 PM UTCr41nm4nAttached File-=>Added error_in_callback.m, #28800
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