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bug #61566: [octave forge] (communications) Fix compilation with Octave 8

Submitter:  Markus Mützel <mmuetzel>
Submitted:  Fri 26 Nov 2021 04:25:19 PM UTC
Category:  Octave Forge Package Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Build Failure
Status:  Fixed Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  * Closed
Release:  * dev Operating System:  * Any
Fixed Release:  None Planned Release:  None
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Tue 30 Nov 2021 06:20:24 PM UTC, comment #5: 

Closing as fixed.

Markus Mützel <mmuetzel>
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Tue 30 Nov 2021 05:55:25 PM UTC, comment #4: 

You can close it. We should do a new release of Communications right before Octave 7 comes out.

Nir Krakauer <nir_krakauer>
Tue 30 Nov 2021 05:50:51 PM UTC, comment #3: 


Should I close this report? Or do you prefer to keep it open until the next release of the communications package?

Markus Mützel <mmuetzel>
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Tue 30 Nov 2021 05:47:33 PM UTC, comment #2: 
Nir Krakauer <nir_krakauer>
Fri 26 Nov 2021 04:28:19 PM UTC, comment #1: 

A possible patch is attached.

(file #52350)

Markus Mützel <mmuetzel>
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Fri 26 Nov 2021 04:25:19 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 also applies to the communications package.
I'll attach a possible patch as soon as I'll have a bug number.

Markus Mützel <mmuetzel>
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