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bug #54941: interpreter cannot find methods in files of classdefs in packages

Submitter:  A.R. Burgers <arb>
Submitted:  Fri 02 Nov 2018 06:55:06 PM UTC
Category:  Classdef 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
Fixed Release:  None Planned Release:  None
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Thu 07 Mar 2019 11:18:34 PM UTC, comment #3: 

There have been a few improvements to namespaces and classdef classes, but this is still a problem on the Octave 6 development branch.

ver = 6.0.0
hg_id = 29bcb31edd76
ans =  3
ans =  3.1416
ans =  3
error: subsref: unknown method or property: report_pi
error: called from
    test_Myclass at line 10 column 1

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Group Member
Sun 04 Nov 2018 09:39:11 PM UTC, comment #2: 

adding a prototype in +pckg/Myclass.m for report_pi helps, but shouldn't be necessary I guess:

classdef Myclass
   methods (Static)
      output = staticFunc1(arg1,arg2)
     val = report_pi(obj)

The discussion in https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?45444 is on functions in a private subdir. But that is not necessary with classdefs where you can declare the prototype of the private functions in a method (Access = private) block, as per https://nl.mathworks.com/help/matlab/matlab_oop/methods-in-separate-files.html

I don't think any of the patches and tests proposed there by amro made it to the mercurial repository.

A.R. Burgers <arb>
Sat 03 Nov 2018 09:14:30 AM UTC, comment #1: 

Is this one of the many cases reported in bug #45444?

Guillaume <gyom>
Fri 02 Nov 2018 06:55:06 PM UTC, original submission:  

consider the hierarchy below with the same functions and methods and definition for Myclass and pckg.Myclass.


Executing test_Myclass.m with octave (stable and dev) gives this error message

ver = 4.4.1
hg_id = 7a7c31b93216+
ans =  3
ans =  3.1416
ans =  3
error: subsref: unknown method or property: report_pi

the report_pi method is not found in package +pckg.
Remarkably the static function is found in both cases.
The function definitions are below:

function val = report_pi(obj)
  val = pi;

function output = staticFunc1(arg1,arg2)
  output = arg1 + arg2;

classdef Myclass
   methods (Static)
      output = staticFunc1(arg1,arg2)

% save script as test_Myclass.m
ver = version
hg_id = __octave_config_info__.hg_id
a = Myclass;

b = pckg.Myclass;

A.R. Burgers <arb>


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2024-01-23 mmuetzel CategoryInterpreter Classdef
    2019-03-21 mtmiller Dependencies- bugs #50452 is dependent
    2019-03-07 mtmiller StatusNone Confirmed
        Release4.4.1 dev

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