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bug #41053: out of bounds error in get_first_help_sentence.m

Submitted by:  Philip Nienhuis <philipnienhuis>
Submitted on:  Wed Jan 1 11:59:59 2014  
Category: InterpreterSeverity: 3 - Normal
Priority: 5 - NormalItem Group: Incorrect Result
Status: FixedAssigned to: Philip Nienhuis <philipnienhuis>
Originator Name: Philip NienhuisOpen/Closed: Closed
Release: devOperating System: Any

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Thu Jan 2 17:08:50 2014, comment #2:

I applied your patch to the stable branch here (http://hg.savannah.gnu.org/hgweb/octave/rev/f80d258a2c7d).

Rik <rik5>
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Thu Jan 2 10:58:08 2014, comment #1:

patch attached

(file #30147)

Philip Nienhuis <philipnienhuis>
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Wed Jan 1 11:59:59 2014, original submission:

From the discussion in patch #8099 it emerged that get_first_help_sentence function could be made more robust.

The stanza in L.127-131:

contains the almost classical pitfall of already taking the first element of some output array before testing whether it is empty. The fix is of course easy, it had better read as follows:

I'll prepare a cset.

Philip Nienhuis <philipnienhuis>
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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Thu Jan 2 17:08:50 2014rik5StatusPatch Submitted=>Fixed
    Thu Jan 2 10:58:08 2014philipnienhuisAttached File-=>Added get_first_help_sentence.cs, #30147
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