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bug #56883: inputname() is empty when calling a classdef method by "dot notation"

Submitted by:  Jiawei Wang <jwang>
Submitted on:  Thu 12 Sep 2019 08:56:35 AM UTC  
Category:  Octave Function Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Incorrect Result
Status:  Confirmed Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Jiawei Wang Open/Closed:  Open
Release:  dev Operating System:  Any

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Thu 12 Sep 2019 01:56:44 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Thank you for the report.  I can confirm this behavior for the current stable and dev version of Octave.  Interesting is that Matlab R2019a is not able to get the inputname of "pi" at all:

>> obj = some_class();
>> some_method (obj, pi)
>> obj.some_method (pi)

I modified your method to print both inputnames:

fprintf('[%s]\n', inputname(1));
fprintf('[%s]\n', inputname(2));

Kai Torben Ohlhus <siko1056>
Project Member
Thu 12 Sep 2019 08:56:35 AM UTC, original submission:  

Consider the following class definition

classdef some_class
        function some_method(obj, x)
            fprintf('[%s]\n', inputname(2));

and the commands

obj = some_class();
some_method(obj, pi);



I think both results should be [pi].

Jiawei Wang <jwang>


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2019-09-12 siko1056 StatusNone => Confirmed
        Release5.1.0 => dev
        Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows => Any
        Summaryinputname() returns empty when called in a "dot style" method => inputname() is empty when calling a classdef method by "dot notation"

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