bugGNU Octave - Bugs: bug #46011, Can't warn of automatic...


bug #46011: Can't warn of automatic broadcasting without triggering bug #36743

Submitted by:  Lachlan Andrew <lachlan>
Submitted on:  Mon 21 Sep 2015 12:49:59 AM UTC  
Category: InterpreterSeverity: 3 - Normal
Priority: 5 - NormalItem Group: Regression
Status: In ProgressAssigned to: None
Originator Name: LachlanOpen/Closed: Open
Release: 4.0.0Operating System: GNU/Linux

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Sat 26 Sep 2015 11:04:48 PM UTC, comment #2:

I'm not sure what was discussed, but I can kind of see a point of differentiating between "this keyword or punctuation doesn't exist in Matlab", versus "this syntax does something different in Octave vs Matlab".

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
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Fri 25 Sep 2015 09:16:29 PM UTC, comment #1:

Adding jwe, Mike, and Carne to the bug report. There was a little bit of a discussion of this at OctConf 2015. Perhaps "language-extension" is too broad to include both "endif", "endwhile" warnings and "automatic-broadcast" warnings.

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator
Mon 21 Sep 2015 12:49:59 AM UTC, original submission:

Until Version 4.0.0, it was possible to warn (or cause an error) on automatic broadcasting.

Version 4.0.0 merged warning ID "Octave:automatic-broadcast" into "Octave:language-extension", which is currently unusable and likely to remain so for the foreseeable future.

The fix is a one-liner (plus restoring the documentation etc.), but Carnë is arguing strongly against fixing this bug, and so I won't bother attaching the patch until there is community support for it.

As a non-maintainer, I can't link this to bug #45761, but the link should be made.

Lachlan Andrew <lachlan>
Project Member


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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Sat 02 Jul 2016 12:58:01 PM UTClachlanDependenciesRemoved dependancy to bugs #45671=>-
    Mon 28 Sep 2015 03:25:21 PM UTCsiko1056StatusNone=>In Progress
    Fri 25 Sep 2015 09:16:29 PM UTCrik5Carbon-Copy-=>Added jwe
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      Carbon-Copy-=>Added carandraug
    Fri 25 Sep 2015 08:44:57 PM UTCrik5Dependencies-=>Depends on bugs #45671

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