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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:  Interpreter Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Regression
Status:  In Progress Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Lachlan Open/Closed:  Open
Release:  4.0.0 Operating 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>
Project Administrator
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>


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2016-07-02 lachlan DependenciesRemoved dependency to bugs #45671 => -
    2015-09-28 siko1056 StatusNone => In Progress
    2015-09-25 rik5 Carbon-Copy- => Added jwe
        Carbon-Copy- => Added mtmiller
        Carbon-Copy- => Added carandraug
    2015-09-25 rik5 Dependencies- => Depends on bugs #45671

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