bugGNU Octave - Bugs: bug #48754, Ignore >> when copy pasting...


bug #48754: Ignore >> when copy pasting into Command Window

Submitted by:  Ceral Paquet <octavebugs>
Submitted on:  Wed 10 Aug 2016 10:28:02 PM UTC  
Category:  GUI Severity:  1 - Wish
Priority:  1 - Later Item Group:  Feature Request
Status:  None Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Open
Release:  dev Operating System:  GNU/Linux

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Mon 15 Aug 2016 10:17:53 PM UTC, comment #2: 

Yes. The matlab commandline (matlab -nodisplay) errors out:

>> >> x = rand (1e8, 1);

>> x = rand (1e8, 1);
Error: Unexpected MATLAB operator.

Yes. Pasting the following

>> x = rand (1e8, 1);
>> mean(x)

results in

>> x = rand (1e8, 1);


ans =



Ceral Paquet <octavebugs>
Mon 15 Aug 2016 06:00:54 PM UTC, comment #1: 

So this would be specific to the GUI? Does Matlab also remove any leading ">> " after a newline (if pasting a block of code)?

This is probably possible by filtering the paste buffer when the command window has the focus.

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Project Administrator
Wed 10 Aug 2016 10:28:02 PM UTC, original submission:  

Not really a bug, just a little thing.

When cut/pasting code that includes the >> prompt, the Matlab command windows automatically removes the >> and exectutes the code. Octave doesn't.

E.g. if you paste this string into Matlab command window

>> x = rand (1e8, 1);

then it removes the leading ">> ". It seems to detect this and only this leading string and removes it completely, i.e. what is pasted is "x = rand (1e8, 1);" without any trace of the ">> ". Manually typing in the string with leading >> gives a syntax error.

In Octave, cut and paste result in this:

>> >> x = rand (1e8, 1);

parse error:

  syntax error

>>> >> x = rand (1e8, 1);

Would it be possible to filter off ">> " during paste?

Ceral Paquet <octavebugs>


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2016-08-15 mtmiller Priority5 - Normal => 1 - Later
        Release4.0.1 => dev
    2016-08-11 rik5 Carbon-CopyRemoved 72865 => -
    2016-08-11 rik5 CategoryNone => GUI
        Severity3 - Normal => 1 - Wish
        Item GroupNone => Feature Request

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