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bug #48682: print_usage fails within classdef block

Submitted by:  Colin Macdonald <cbm>
Submitted on:  Tue 02 Aug 2016 10:05:20 PM UTC  
Category:  Octave Function Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Incorrect Result
Status:  Confirmed Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Open
Release:  dev Operating System:  Any

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Thu 11 Aug 2016 05:51:44 AM UTC, comment #3: 

See bug #43047 for the original bug about the help function (and get_help_text) not working on classdef classes or methods.

Once we get help and get_help_text working on classdef symbols, then print_usage will probably be fairly easy.

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Project Administrator
Thu 11 Aug 2016 05:46:34 AM UTC, comment #2: 

Additionally we may need to update the function 'get_help_text' defined in C++ 'src/help.cc' to handle the parsing of the classdef objects.


Looks like some work to be done!

Muthu A <muthua>
Thu 11 Aug 2016 05:25:50 AM UTC, comment #1: 

Looking at the code,

we see there is a branch where fullname is not defined and the class method takes it.

We should probably update the print_usage function.

Muthu A <muthua>
Tue 02 Aug 2016 10:05:20 PM UTC, original submission:  

Suppose I have a classdef block which defines a "myclass", which defines a "length" method.  If I call "print_usage" from within "length", it fails.  For example:

length(L, 2)
error: 'fullname' undefined near line 55 column 33
error: called from
    print_usage at line 55 column 16
    length at line 168 column 5

On the other hand, methods of the class defined in external .m files (e.g., in "@myclass/foo.m" rather than within the classdef block) can successfully call print_usage.

I can cook up a minimal nonworking example if needed.

Colin Macdonald <cbm>


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2016-08-11 mtmiller CategoryInterpreter => Octave Function
        StatusNone => Confirmed
        Dependencies- => Depends on bugs #43047

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