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bug #51998: Poor explanation of some items in warning_ids()

Submitted by:  Ernst Reissner <ernstreissner>
Submitted on:  Tue 12 Sep 2017 09:41:46 AM UTC  
Category: DocumentationSeverity: 3 - Normal
Priority: 5 - NormalItem Group: Documentation
Status: ConfirmedAssigned to: None
Originator Name: ernstreissnerOpen/Closed: Open
Release: devOperating System: Any

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Wed 13 Sep 2017 10:10:04 PM UTC, comment #6:

I think, warning_ids contains what is in the manual.
Well, sometimes it does not help.

your idea with grep is fine.
I tried:

find . -type f -and
! -name "*.texi" -and
! -name "*.dvi" -and
! -name "*.html" -and
! -name "*.ps" -and
! -name "*.txi"
-exec grep "Octave:load-file-in-path" {} \; -print


in docs only





Also for the other warnings, understood but not documented.



Ernst Reissner <ernstreissner>
Wed 13 Sep 2017 01:01:09 PM UTC, comment #5:

@Ernst: if the output of `warning_ids` does not help, you can take a look at where those IDs are used. For example `grep` in the octave development sources for them:

Maybe then you can suggest a short explanation of the IDs that we can fit in `warning_ids`.

Kai Torben Ohlhus <siko1056>
Project Member
Tue 12 Sep 2017 09:40:09 PM UTC, comment #4:

I can help, but it may take a while as I'm busy with something else at the moment.

John W. Eaton <jwe>
Project Administrator
Tue 12 Sep 2017 08:49:09 PM UTC, comment #3:

Yes, Philip is right:
difficult to improve what i did not understand.
In some cases, there is no explanation at all
and i cannot figure out the details.
What we need is analysis of the code if nothing else helps.

Ernst Reissner <ernstreissner>
Tue 12 Sep 2017 08:18:21 PM UTC, comment #2:

AFAIU Ernst says he doesn't know the meaning of the warnings in the first place, so how could he come up with better wording?

Philip Nienhuis <philipnienhuis>
Project Member
Tue 12 Sep 2017 01:53:49 PM UTC, comment #1:


Thank you. Could you suggest what each of them should be please? If we can use your language in the documentation that would be even more useful to users.

Tue 12 Sep 2017 09:41:46 AM UTC, original submission:

I do not understand the explanation
of following warnings... maybe should be more explicit.
Octave:nearly-singular-matrix what means nearly???

The following i understand but still an explanation is missing:

Ernst Reissner <ernstreissner>


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