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bug #46477: textscan.m / textread.m endofline parameter fails with single quotes

Submitter:  None
Submitted:  Thu 19 Nov 2015 03:58:02 PM UTC
Category:  Octave Function Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Incorrect Result
Status:  Fixed Assigned to:  philipnienhuis
Originator Name:  Originator Email:  -email is unavailable-
Open/Closed:  * Closed Release:  * 4.0.0
Operating System:  * Any
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Fri 20 Nov 2015 02:09:48 PM UTC, comment #4: 

You can get the updated files here:

Where to put them?
in an Octave prompt, do:
which textscan

Indeed the fix was to make Octave interpret the "sq-string" value (Single Quoted strings) as a double-quoted one. The vast majority of all other string parameter values are treated similarly in strread.m (textscan's/textread's work horse) but this one had been overlooked.

Philip Nienhuis <philipnienhuis>
Project Member
Fri 20 Nov 2015 11:34:31 AM UTC, comment #3: 

I should have said that this happens with any single-quoted end-of-line character; but any fix will presumably fix all.

Thanks for fixing.

Fri 20 Nov 2015 10:42:24 AM UTC, comment #2: 

Fixed on stable branch with this cs:

Title adapted;
Item group adapted (this was a plain bug, not just ML compatibility).

Closing report

Philip Nienhuis <philipnienhuis>
Project Member
Thu 19 Nov 2015 10:46:25 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Is an easy fix, also required for textread.m

Thx for reporting.

Philip Nienhuis <philipnienhuis>
Project Member
Thu 19 Nov 2015 03:58:02 PM UTC, original submission:  

textscan('hello, world; apologies for the inconvenience', '%s%s', 'endofline',"\n");
textscan('hello, world; apologies for the inconvenience', '%s%s', 'endofline','\n');

The first line works; the second, using single quotes for the end-of-line character, fails with an error:

error: textscan: illegal EndOfLine character value specified
error: called from
    textscan at line [y] column [x]



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Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
2015-11-20 philipnienhuis Item GroupMatlab Compatibility Incorrect Result
    StatusConfirmed Fixed
    Open/ClosedOpen Closed
    Summarytextscan endofline fails with single quotes textscan.m / textread.m endofline parameter fails with single quotes
2015-11-19 philipnienhuis StatusNone Confirmed
    Assigned toNone philipnienhuis
    Operating SystemGNU/Linux Any

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