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bug #56599: ginput returns a different value for numpad "enter" than Matlab

Submitted by:  Marcel Geers <mpageers>
Submitted on:  Tue 09 Jul 2019 09:17:35 AM UTC  
Category:  Octave Function Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Matlab Compatibility
Status:  Fixed Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  dev Operating System:  Any

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Wed 10 Jul 2019 12:52:30 AM UTC, comment #2: 

I checked in a fix here (https://hg.savannah.gnu.org/hgweb/octave/rev/57bb8f531707).  This is on the development branch of Octave and will be part of the 6.1 release.  Of course, since this is just a change to an m-file you can download ginput.m from the Mercurial repository and replace your local copy if you want to see the fix earlier.

Rik <rik5>
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Wed 10 Jul 2019 12:38:23 AM UTC, comment #1: 

Confirmed.  The issue appears to be that the struct which holds information on the key that was pressed contains "return" when the enter key on the main keyboard was pressed and "enter" when the enter key on the numeric keypad was touched.

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator
Tue 09 Jul 2019 09:17:35 AM UTC, original submission:  

In Matlab, the function ginput returns an empty array for both "enter" keys. Octave returns ASCII carriage return (13) when the numpad enter key is pressed.

Marcel Geers <mpageers>


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2019-07-10 rik5 StatusConfirmed => Fixed
        Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
        Release5.1.0 => dev
    2019-07-10 rik5 StatusNone => Confirmed
        Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows => Any

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