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bug #61577: [octave forge] (ocs) Fix compilation with Octave 8

Submitter:  Markus Mützel <mmuetzel>
Submitted:  Sun 28 Nov 2021 08:34:52 PM UTC
 
Category:  Octave Forge Package Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Build Failure
Status:  Patch Submitted Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  * Open
Release:  * dev Operating System:  * Any
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Sun 28 Nov 2021 08:36:20 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Attaching a possible patch.

(file #52368)

Markus Mützel <mmuetzel>
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Sun 28 Nov 2021 08:34:52 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 ocs package.
I'll attach a possible patch as soon as I'll have a bug number.

Markus Mützel <mmuetzel>
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file #52368:  of-ocs-6-error_state.patch added by mmuetzel (1KiB - application/octet-stream)

 

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