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bug #43822: debugger path conflicts with search path

Submitter:  None
Submitted:  Sun 14 Dec 2014 08:52:08 PM UTC
Category:  GUI Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Incorrect Result
Status:  Works For Me Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Wolfgang Rosner Originator Email:  -email is unavailable-
Open/Closed:  * Closed Release:  * dev
Operating System:  * GNU/Linux
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Fri 26 Dec 2014 07:15:44 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Thank you for the report. What do you mean by 'qtfm will not work anymore'? Does it work before setting the breakpoint in a file located in a subdirectoy?

I tried to reproduce the issue but it works for me:

  • Create a file in /tmp/d00.m that is calling the function d01 in /tmp/@d01/d01.m
  • Adding the path by 'addpath /tmp'
  • Setting a breakpoint in /tmp/@d01/d01.m
  • Selecting 'Add to search path' or 'Change directory' in message box that is showing up
  • Starting d00 from editor or from console
  • Result: Function d00 is running as expected and stops at breakpoint in d01

If you need a recursive search path you can use 'genpath'.

Torsten Lilge <ttl>
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Sun 14 Dec 2014 08:52:08 PM UTC, original submission:  

I`m debugging a port from qtfm (matlab classref style) to octave.
this requires

addpath /home/wrosner/qtfm

When I try to set breakpoints in a file lower in this path, I encounter an Error message like follows (retranslated from German, screen shot attached)
"/home/wrosner/qtfm/@octonions/s.m is missing in the search path.
To debug this function, you can change to this directory or add directory to search path"

When I do either, qtfm will not work any more, presumably since it does a lot of shadowing builtin functions.

Proposed solutions
- recursive search
- allow independent extensions for debugger search path

octave Build:
4.1.0+ from hg repo
default branch
checkout 2014-12-13



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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2015-02-01 rik5 Open/ClosedOpen Closed
    2014-12-29 rik5 StatusNone Works For Me
    2014-12-14 None Attached File- Added octave-debugger-path-issue.xcf, #32665

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