bugGNU Octave - Bugs: bug #58071, Addition of strings returns sum of...


bug #58071: Addition of strings returns sum of ascii codes

Submitted by:  vishnu parammal <vishnuparammal>
Submitted on:  Sat 28 Mar 2020 06:38:24 PM UTC  
Category:  Interpreter Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Incorrect Result
Status:  Duplicate Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  vishnu parammal Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  dev Operating System:  GNU/Linux

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Sat 28 Mar 2020 07:32:34 PM UTC, comment #1: 

This is dependent on the existence of a 'string' class, which doesn't exist in Octave yet. That is basically bug #50855. When that class is created, it can overload all the operators that are useful for string objects.

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
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Sat 28 Mar 2020 06:38:24 PM UTC, original submission:  

The addition of strings returns sum of its ASCII codes.

octave:1> "a"+"b"
ans = 195
octave:2> "ab"+"cd"
ans =

   196   198

It would be better if it performs concatenation of those strings. If the present working is intentional, we could keep it strictly with sq_strings. This would maintain consistency with MATLAB and many other languages too.

vishnu parammal <vishnuparammal>


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2020-03-28 mtmiller Dependencies- => Depends on bugs #50855
    2020-03-28 mtmiller StatusNone => Duplicate
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