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bug #45045: documentation cache for octave packages does not include autoload functions

Submitted by:  CarnĂ« Draug <carandraug>
Submitted on:  Thu 07 May 2015 03:33:54 PM UTC  
Category:  Documentation Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Incorrect Result
Status:  Confirmed Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Open
Release:  dev Operating System:  GNU/Linux

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Sun 10 May 2015 09:12:25 PM UTC, comment #1:

Confirmed with the communications package.

A little further detail, the additional functions in oct-files are not returned by the following call:

I guess this function should be fixed to return the names of all functions in the directory, even multiple DEFUNs in oct-files.

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Project Administrator
Thu 07 May 2015 03:33:54 PM UTC, original submission:

When cache for documentation for a package is created (calling doc_cache_create), only the function named by the oct file gets his documentation created. The end result is that `lookfor` will not use autoloaded functions when searching the help text.

Example using the image package where searching for label should return both bwlabel and bwlabeln:

Kudos to Olaf Till for finding this issue.

Carnë Draug <carandraug>
Project Member


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