bugGNU Octave - Bugs: bug #42618, exist() input validation accepts...


bug #42618: exist() input validation accepts any value for type field

Submitted by:  Rik <rik5>
Submitted on:  Wed 25 Jun 2014 08:38:43 PM UTC  
Category:  Octave Function Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Inaccurate Result
Status:  Fixed Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  dev Operating System:  GNU/Linux

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Wed 25 Jun 2014 08:38:43 PM UTC, original submission:

The exist() function can accept a type which is one of:
builtin, dir, file, var, class.

Octave accepts anything as the second argument and returns 0 without a warning. It would probably be nicer to check the type argument during input validation.


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2015-05-19 rik5 Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
    2015-05-19 rik5 StatusNone => Fixed
    2014-06-30 rik5 Summaryexist() input validation accepts any type => exist() input validation accepts any value for type field

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