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bug #55880: Octave does not allow reshaping empty scalar struct to empty struct array (Matlab Compatibility)

Submitted by:  A.R. Burgers <arb>
Submitted on:  Sun 10 Mar 2019 09:26:01 PM UTC  
Category:  Interpreter Severity:  1 - Wish
Priority:  3 - Low Item Group:  WTF, Matlab?!?
Status:  Confirmed Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Open
Release:  dev Operating System:  Any

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Sun 10 Mar 2019 09:59:06 PM UTC, comment #2:

this script:

produces this:

A.R. Burgers <arb>
Sun 10 Mar 2019 09:40:35 PM UTC, comment #1:

Does that also work if the struct does have one or more fields? Or only for structs with no fields defined?

Can the struct array be reshaped again?

Using 'repmat' instead of 'reshape' is an easy workaround that also makes sense in this weird case.

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
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Sun 10 Mar 2019 09:26:01 PM UTC, original submission:

matlab has a rather surprising, I think undocumented, way to create an array of empty structs:

matlab output:

A.R. Burgers <arb>


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2019-03-10 rik5 StatusNone => Confirmed
        Summaryoctave misses matlab (feature?) to create array of empty structs => Octave does not allow reshaping empty scalar struct to empty struct array (Matlab Compatibility)
    2019-03-10 mtmiller Severity3 - Normal => 1 - Wish
        Priority5 - Normal => 3 - Low
        Item GroupMatlab Compatibility => WTF, Matlab?!?

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