bugGNU Octave - Bugs: bug #50157, fwrite input argument type


bug #50157: fwrite input argument type

Submitted by:  Guillaume <gyom>
Submitted on:  Thu 26 Jan 2017 04:09:40 PM UTC  
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Regression
Status:  Fixed Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Guillaume Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  dev Operating System:  GNU/Linux

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Fri 27 Jan 2017 10:23:52 AM UTC, comment #9:

Many thanks for the quick fix - I can confirm it works fine now.

Guillaume <gyom>
Thu 26 Jan 2017 06:12:32 PM UTC, comment #8:

And yes, the tests are better, but many more could be added.

The tests I just added are good for scalar/matrix types, but not for reading without conversion (result is double) or for other conversion combinations when reading and writing. There's a lot to test for just fread/fwrite...

John W. Eaton <jwe>
Project Administrator
Thu 26 Jan 2017 06:11:04 PM UTC, comment #7:

Oh damn, I copied the test to a separate file for quick testing, then fixed the problems there and forgot to copy them back. Checking in a fix as soon as I can verify that I haven't made some other stupid mistake.

John W. Eaton <jwe>
Project Administrator
Thu 26 Jan 2017 05:49:05 PM UTC, comment #6:

New failing test in io.tst after running 'make check':

Looks like instances of "m" should be replaced with "m_in", and "s" with "s_in".

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator
Thu 26 Jan 2017 05:40:13 PM UTC, comment #5:

On the testing note, we still don't have 100% function coverage, let alone 100% line coverage, but I think the test suite has grown large enough to finally be valuable. I don't think we are making so many quick fixes that lead to later bugs because more of those problems are getting caught early by the regression tests.

That's mostly a "hurray for us" statement as things are getting better.

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator
Thu 26 Jan 2017 05:25:04 PM UTC, comment #4:

I pushed the following fix (with a test!):


Reopen if this doesn't fix the problem.

The skip parameter probably should be octave_idx_type, but that's something to fix for another day...

John W. Eaton <jwe>
Project Administrator
Thu 26 Jan 2017 05:13:15 PM UTC, comment #3:

jwe's diagnosis is correct. The problem is the difference between scalar/matrix rather than between say double/uint32. See the following.

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator
Thu 26 Jan 2017 04:56:27 PM UTC, comment #2:

It's not the conversion routines, it's a mistake in the prototype for the write function for scalar integer octave_value types, int vs octave_idx_type. I'll fix.

John W. Eaton <jwe>
Project Administrator
Thu 26 Jan 2017 04:50:33 PM UTC, comment #1:

Confirmed. Octave seems to be missing a large number of conversion routines.

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator
Thu 26 Jan 2017 04:09:40 PM UTC, original submission:

Running the follwing with current tip:


fwrite returns 1 as expected if second argument is double, or with 4.2.

Guillaume <gyom>


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    2017-01-26 jwe StatusConfirmed => Fixed
        Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
    2017-01-26 rik5 StatusNone => Confirmed

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