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bug #40117: Corruption of symbol table when editing functions in private/ dirs

Submitted by:  Rik <rik5>
Submitted on:  Thu 26 Sep 2013 10:10:01 PM UTC  
Category: InterpreterSeverity: 3 - Normal
Priority: 5 - NormalItem Group: Incorrect Result
Status: ConfirmedAssigned to: None
Originator Name: Open/Closed: Open
Release: devOperating System: GNU/Linux

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Tue 22 Nov 2016 10:15:00 PM UTC, comment #2:

This bug is still present in Octave 4.2.0.

(Fixing the mentioned bug #35067 doesn't seem to have helped.)

Hartmut <hardy>
Fri 27 Sep 2013 02:40:23 AM UTC, comment #1:

Confirmed here. I wonder if this is related to your much older bug #35067 still present in the latest version.

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Project Administrator
Thu 26 Sep 2013 10:10:01 PM UTC, original submission:

Octave checks the timestamps of m-files. If the timestamp has changed since the last time Octave compiled the function then the m-file is re-read and recompiled.

However, on a recent tip (55680de6a897, 9/26/13), I find that the symbol table becomes corrupted when the timestamp on an m-file in a private directory is changed.


I find that I can restore things if I execute

to clear all functions from memory.

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator


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