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bug #43136: "-depth" argument in findobj

Submitter:  Guillaume <gyom>
Submitted:  Wed 03 Sep 2014 06:34:04 PM UTC
Category:  Octave Function Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Matlab Compatibility
Status:  Fixed Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Guillaume Open/Closed:  * Closed
Release:  * dev Operating System:  * Any
Fixed Release:  None Planned Release:  None
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Fri 28 Nov 2014 04:04:05 PM UTC, comment #4: 
Rik <rik5>
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Tue 25 Nov 2014 11:48:32 AM UTC, comment #3: 

In R2014a, you get:

>> findobj (h, 'type', 'axes', '-flat')
Error using findobj
Incomplete property-value pair.

and in R2014b, you get:

>> findobj (h, 'type', 'axes', '-flat')
Error using findobj
'-flat' is not a valid option to findobj.

Guillaume <gyom>
Tue 18 Nov 2014 06:01:35 AM UTC, comment #2: 

Ping! Can you test the example in comment #1 and post the results?

Rik <rik5>
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Tue 04 Nov 2014 05:41:12 AM UTC, comment #1: 

I think Octave attempted to follow Matlab's documentation which suggests that the '-depth' argument must appear first.

In any case, does this also apply to -flat in Matlab?

Is this legal?

hax = gca;
findobj (h, 'type', 'axes', '-flat')

Rik <rik5>
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Wed 03 Sep 2014 06:34:04 PM UTC, original submission:  

It seems that in the Octave implementation of findobj, the "-depth" (or "flat") argument has to appear before the list of property param-value pairs, while it can be anywhere in MATLAB.
For example, you can find the following syntax in MATLAB:


Guillaume <gyom>


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