bugGNU Octave - Bugs: bug #41569, syntax error when comma is removed...


bug #41569: syntax error when comma is removed in {1, @sin} or {"a", @sin}

Submitted by:  Felipe G. Nievinski <fgnievinski>
Submitted on:  Wed 12 Feb 2014 02:17:11 PM UTC  
Category: InterpreterSeverity: 3 - Normal
Priority: 5 - NormalItem Group: Regression
Status: FixedAssigned to: None
Originator Name: Open/Closed: Closed
Release: 3.8.0Operating System: Any

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Thu 20 Feb 2014 02:27:53 PM UTC, comment #5:

Thanks for reviewing. The check was just adapted from other tokens.

Yes, make check works for me, added a test case to parser.tst, pushed to the stable branch:


Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Project Administrator
Thu 20 Feb 2014 07:01:24 AM UTC, comment #4:


I can't say for sure that it is the correct change, but it is the kind of change I would have made: check the context and insert a comma if the correct conditions are met for that to happen.

Do all the existing tests pass?

Please also add a test for the problem that was reported so it doesn't appear again in the future. The test could go in the test/parser.tst file.


John W. Eaton <jwe>
Project Administrator
Thu 20 Feb 2014 06:38:21 AM UTC, comment #3:

Attached patch fixes this regression for me. I'm not too comfortable around the parser, so I'd appreciate a once over from someone who is. Also I worked on this on default but should be able to apply cleanly to stable.

(file #30612)

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Project Administrator
Wed 12 Feb 2014 04:42:45 PM UTC, comment #2:

This is a regression from 3.6.4 where the parser did accept the syntax without a comma. Marking the bug as confirmed.

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator
Wed 12 Feb 2014 02:18:10 PM UTC, comment #1:

interestingly, version 3.6.4 accepts:
{1 @sin} or {"a" @sin}
so it must be 3.8.0-specific.

Felipe G. Nievinski <fgnievinski>
Wed 12 Feb 2014 02:17:11 PM UTC, original submission:
Felipe G. Nievinski <fgnievinski>


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file #30612:  bug41569.diff added by mtmiller (2KiB - text/x-patch)


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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Thu 20 Feb 2014 02:27:53 PM UTCmtmillerStatusPatch Submitted=>Fixed
    Thu 20 Feb 2014 06:38:21 AM UTCmtmillerAttached File-=>Added bug41569.diff, #30612
      StatusConfirmed=>Patch Submitted
    Wed 12 Feb 2014 04:42:52 PM UTCrik5Carbon-CopyRemoved 72865=>-
    Wed 12 Feb 2014 04:42:45 PM UTCrik5Item GroupOther=>Regression

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