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bug #59305: which() returns "built-in function" for user-defined class

Submitted by:  Ray Zimmerman <rdzman>
Submitted on:  Mon 19 Oct 2020 05:15:49 PM UTC  
Category:  Octave Function Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Matlab Compatibility
Status:  Duplicate Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  6.0.90 Operating System:  Mac OS

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Mon 19 Oct 2020 07:12:34 PM UTC, comment #1: 

This is a duplicate of bug #49434.

Closing report.

Markus M├╝tzel <mmuetzel>
Project Member
Mon 19 Oct 2020 05:15:49 PM UTC, original submission:  

Suppose I have a file named myclass.m with the following content:

classdef myclass < handle

On MATLAB, which('myclass') returns the path, but on Octave it returns "built-in function".

MATLAB output:

>> obj = myclass

obj =

  myclass with no properties.

>> which('myclass')
/my/path/myclass.m  % myclass constructor

Octave output:

octave:1> obj = myclass
obj =

  myclass object with properties:

octave:2> which('myclass')
'myclass' is a built-in function

Ray Zimmerman <rdzman>


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