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bug #59167: line() does not accept mixed struct and property/value arguments

Submitter:  Rik <rik5>
Submitted:  Tue 22 Sep 2020 09:25:42 PM UTC
Category:  Octave Function Severity:  2 - Minor
Priority:  2 Item Group:  Matlab Compatibility
Status:  Confirmed Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  * Open
Release:  * dev Operating System:  * Any
Fixed Release:  None Planned Release:  None
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Tue 22 Sep 2020 09:25:42 PM UTC, original submission:  

Matlab allows mixed arguments to graphics functions such as

line ([0, 1], [0, 1], 'LineStyle', ':', struct ('Linewidth', 3), 'Color', 'k')

Octave throws an error on the same code

octave:1> line ([0, 1], [0, 1], 'LineStyle', ':', struct ('Linewidth', 3), 'Color', 'k')
error: line: invalid number of PROPERTY / VALUE pairs
error: called from
    __line__ at line 55 column 5
    line at line 84 column 10

I suspect that it is not just line.m, but that most of the graphics functions have a problem with this syntax.

I've marked the severity as minor since there are easy workarounds and there haven't been users crying out for this feature.

Rik <rik5>
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