bugGNU Octave - Bugs: bug #50594, documentation for startup.m

 
 

bug #50594: documentation for startup.m

Submitted by:  Ernst Reissner <ernstreissner>
Submitted on:  Mon Mar 20 13:03:45 2017  
 
Category: DocumentationSeverity: 3 - Normal
Priority: 5 - NormalItem Group: Documentation
Status: NoneAssigned to: None
Originator Name: ernstreissnerOpen/Closed: Open
Release: devOperating System: Any

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Mon Mar 20 16:04:04 2017, comment #1:

It's unclear because we don't propose that people use the startup.m mechanism. However, if you prepare a documentation patch we would apply it.

There is a command in the sitewide octave-versioned initfile that executes the startup script.

Rik <rik5>
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Mon Mar 20 13:03:45 2017, original submission:

According to
https://de.mathworks.com/help/matlab/ref/startup.html,
matlab reads startup.m at startup
searching for startup.m in the search path.
In the manual Section 2.1.2, nothing is told about the location
of startup.m
There should be a word on the location.
Also, it remains unclear in which ordering startup.m is read.
For the rest it is clear: first the site init file octaverc,
then the version init file octavercand then the personal init file ~/.octaverc and finally the session specific file .octaverc
in the current directory.
Unclear is where reading of startup.m fits into this picture.

Ernst Reissner <ernstreissner>

 

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