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bug #61564: [octave forge] (signal) Fix compilation with Octave 8

Submitter:  Markus Mützel <mmuetzel>
Submitted:  Fri 26 Nov 2021 03:58:47 PM UTC
Category:  Octave Forge Package Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Build Failure
Status:  Fixed Assigned to:  lostbard
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  * Closed
Release:  * dev Operating System:  * Any
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Sun 24 Apr 2022 11:02:52 AM UTC, comment #3: 

Closing as fixed with the new release of signal 1.4.2

John Donoghue <lostbard>
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Thu 21 Apr 2022 09:32:58 PM UTC, comment #2: 
John Donoghue <lostbard>
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Fri 26 Nov 2021 04:01:10 PM UTC, comment #1: 

A possible patch is attached.

(file #52348)

Markus Mützel <mmuetzel>
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Fri 26 Nov 2021 03:58:47 PM UTC, original submission:  

Quoting jwe from bug #61551:

> The global 'error_state' variable has been useless for quite some time now.  It's been removed on the default branch (what will become version 8.1 in about a year).  Since about 6 years ago, it has never had a value other than 0 in Octave code and is no longer useful for checking whether an error has occurred because exceptions are thrown, so checking the state of a variable after an error occurs is not useful except inside a 'catch' clause that handles 'octave::execution_exception'.
> All uses of this variable should be removed from the video package and any other packages that still use it.  You should have been seeing a warning at compile time about it being deprecated since before version 6 was released (it was marked as deprecated in May 2019).

This is also applies to the signal package.

I'll attach a possible patch as soon as I'll have a bug number.

Markus Mützel <mmuetzel>
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file #52348:  of-signal-2-error_state.patch added by mmuetzel (4KiB - application/octet-stream)


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    2022-04-24 lostbard StatusReady For Test Fixed
        Open/ClosedOpen Closed
    2022-04-21 lostbard StatusPatch Submitted Ready For Test
        Assigned toNone lostbard
    2021-11-26 mmuetzel Attached File- Added of-signal-2-error_state.patch, #52348
        StatusNone Patch Submitted
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