bugGNU Octave - Bugs: bug #37971, 'clear java' command needed for...


bug #37971: 'clear java' command needed for compatibility

Submitted by:  Rik <rik5>
Submitted on:  Fri 21 Dec 2012 07:45:14 PM UTC  
Category:  Interpreter Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Matlab Compatibility
Status:  None Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Open
Release:  dev Operating System:  Any

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Tue 23 Aug 2016 04:02:47 PM UTC, comment #1:

Ernst, please stop commenting here, if you think the description in bug #37971 is wrong, just add a comment there.

I understand this bug completely different,
namely as I described in #48850:
clear java refers to clearing the class, i.e. unloading.

Ernst Reissner <ernstreissner>
Fri 21 Dec 2012 07:45:14 PM UTC, original submission:

This is a bug report just to track this issue and make sure it is not forgotten.

On a quick look, it doesn't look like it would be that difficult to implement. One could loop over objects in the symbol table, call isjava() on them, and delete them or not based on that test. It does look like a fair amount of C++ boilerplate code would be needed to accomplish that (nothing hard, but possibly tedious) as there would be modifying Fclear and adding a do_clear_java routine in variables.cc. In symtab.h you would probably need a clear_java, clear_java_pattern, do_clear_java_pattern, clear_java_regexp, and do_clear_java_regexp routines.

Rik <rik5>
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