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bug #51285: max_recursion_depth error in classdef constructor

Submitter:  Guillaume <gyom>
Submitted:  Wed 21 Jun 2017 09:55:57 AM UTC
Category:  Classdef Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Unexpected Error or Warning
Status:  Wont Fix Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Guillaume Open/Closed:  * Closed
Release:  * dev Operating System:  * Any
Fixed Release:  None Planned Release:  None
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Tue 30 Jan 2024 10:17:21 PM UTC, comment #1: 

The test code when run with the development code for Octave 10.1, produces an error about constructing the classdef object, rather than a max_recursion_depth error.

error: mark_as_constructed: invalid object

I think this is fine.  The constructor for a classdef object must return one object, not an object array.  It's true that "obj(1)" and "obj" should be the same thing, but enabling the parser to handle this special case doesn't seem worth it given how trivial the workaround is.

Marking as Won't Fix and closing report.

Rik <rik5>
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Wed 21 Jun 2017 09:55:57 AM UTC, original submission:  

Out of curiosity, I was testing further @gramm and came across an infinite recursion at the highlighted lines:

To reproduce it, use the following class:

classdef recurse
    value = [];
    function obj = recurse ()
      obj(1).value.prop = 42;

Calling the constructor returns:

octave:1> recurse
error: max_recursion_depth exceeded
error: called from
    recurse at line 7 column 25

This disappears if obj.value is used instead of obj(1).value.

Guillaume <gyom>


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2024-01-30 rik5 StatusNone Wont Fix
        Open/ClosedOpen Closed
    2024-01-23 mmuetzel CategoryInterpreter Classdef

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