bugGNU Octave - Bugs: bug #32071, isequal with objects


bug #32071: isequal with objects

Submitter:  Guillaume <gyom>
Submitted:  Thu 06 Jan 2011 07:04:16 PM UTC
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Incorrect Result
Status:  Fixed Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Guillaume Open/Closed:  * Closed
Release:  * dev Operating System:  * GNU/Linux
Fixed Release:  None Planned Release:  None
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Mon 10 Jan 2011 07:34:12 PM UTC, comment #4: 

I checked in the following additional changeset:


John W. Eaton <jwe>
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Mon 10 Jan 2011 12:06:44 PM UTC, comment #3: 

While it works fine now, I wonder if you should not use:
  x = builtin('struct',x);
instead, in case the 'struct' method has been overloaded, hiding some of the parameters. That seems to be MATLAB's behaviour.


Guillaume <gyom>
Fri 07 Jan 2011 07:53:55 PM UTC, comment #2: 

Pascal, I don't think the change you suggest is needed with the current development sources.  I think you are seeing a bug in 3.2.x with looking up overloaded function names through function handles.

However, there was a problem comparing the field values for objects.  I checked in the following changeset:


This seems to fix the problem for me, so I'm closing this report.

John W. Eaton <jwe>
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Fri 07 Jan 2011 10:49:28 AM UTC, comment #1: 

The problems lies in _isequal_.m, line 75:

 s_v = cellfun (@size, varargin, "UniformOutput", false);

The correct invocation is

   s_v = cellfun (@(x) size(x), varargin, "UniformOutput", false);

John, I enclose a patch: could you please apply ?


(file #22369)

Pascal Dupuis <cdemills>
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Thu 06 Jan 2011 07:04:16 PM UTC, original submission:  

'isequal' does not work when called on objects:

octave> a=myclass; b=myclass;
octave> isequal(a,b)
error: find: wrong type argument `class'
error: called from:
error: octave/scripts/general/private/__isequal__.m at line 147, column 11

Correct behaviour should be comparing all property values (ie the underlying structure) - it seems to be what MATLAB does (and it doesn't even attempt apparently to call overloaded methods eq.m or ne.m event if they are defined).

Guillaume <gyom>


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file #22369:  __isequal__.m.pat added by cdemills (454B - image/x-coreldrawpattern)


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    2011-01-07 jwe StatusNone Fixed
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    2011-01-07 cdemills Attached File- Added _isequal_.m.pat, #22369

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