bugGNU Octave - Bugs: bug #38851, (MATLAB) 'W' specifier in fopen


bug #38851: (MATLAB) 'W' specifier in fopen

Submitter:  Guillaume <gyom>
Submitted:  Mon 29 Apr 2013 03:18:49 PM UTC
Category:  Interpreter Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Matlab Compatibility
Status:  Fixed Assigned to:  jwe
Originator Name:  Guillaume Open/Closed:  * Closed
Release:  * dev Operating System:  * GNU/Linux
Fixed Release:  None Planned Release:  None
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Mon 29 Apr 2013 06:34:36 PM UTC, comment #3: 
John W. Eaton <jwe>
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Mon 29 Apr 2013 04:51:25 PM UTC, comment #2: 

Oops, I see the problem.  I'll fix it.

John W. Eaton <jwe>
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Mon 29 Apr 2013 04:02:04 PM UTC, comment #1: 

I can confirm the warning message and error return value for both "W" and "R". The warning message sounds like it's doing the right thing, but the file is not opened.

A mode of "A" should also be treated like "a" for compatibility.

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
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Mon 29 Apr 2013 03:18:49 PM UTC, original submission:  

I tried to use specifier 'W+' instead of 'w+' in my ( MATLAB) code for fopen.
In Octave, a warning is displayed but the returned file identifier is -1:

octave> fp =fopen('file.dat','W+')
warning: fopen: treating mode "W" as equivalent to "w"
fp = -1

while it opens a file ok when using 'w+':

octave> fp =fopen('file.dat','w+')
fp = 3

Guillaume <gyom>


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    2013-04-29 jwe StatusIn Progress Fixed
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    2013-04-29 mtmiller CategoryNone Interpreter
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