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bug #62839: Missing function "why" that returns random sentence

Submitter:  None
Submitted:  Sat 30 Jul 2022 03:43:59 AM UTC
Category:  Octave Function Severity:  1 - Wish
Priority:  1 - Later Item Group:  Feature Request
Status:  None Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Originator Email:  -email is unavailable-
Open/Closed:  * Open Release:  * dev
Operating System:  * Any
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Sat 30 Jul 2022 02:10:18 PM UTC, comment #2: 

Afaict, "why" is an undocumented function in Matlab.
Dropping the priority because of that.

Markus Mützel <mmuetzel>
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Sat 30 Jul 2022 01:37:09 PM UTC, comment #1: 

ISTR that Octave had something like that in the past.
But if I'm not mistaken, someone took offense on that and it has since been removed. (However, my memories are a bit hazy when it comes to that. And I don't recall what the name of that function was. So it is hard to find anything on it...)

Markus Mützel <mmuetzel>
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Sat 30 Jul 2022 03:43:59 AM UTC, original submission:  

Typing "why" in Matlab tells a joke. Octave cannot tell jokes.



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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2022-07-30 mmuetzel Priority3 - Low 1 - Later
    2022-07-30 mmuetzel CategoryNone Octave Function
        Severity3 - Normal 1 - Wish
        Priority5 - Normal 3 - Low
        Item GroupMatlab Compatibility Feature Request
        Release7.1.0 dev
        Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows Any
        SummaryOctave cannot tell jokes Missing function "why" that returns random sentence

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