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bug #53472: primes.m: char input producing weird behaviours

Submitter:  Dildar Sk <hodor123456>
Submitted:  Mon 26 Mar 2018 09:37:44 AM UTC
Category:  Octave Function Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Other
Status:  Fixed Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Dildar Sk Open/Closed:  * Closed
Release:  * dev Operating System:  * GNU/Linux
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Thu 12 Apr 2018 08:23:45 PM UTC, comment #2: 

I think it is better to use strict input validation.  If a programmer has typed

primes ('1')

it is more likely to be an error then the intended result.  If they really want to know all primes less than 49 then they can explicitly say so by converting the character to a number with double().

primes (double ('1'))

I tightened the input validation in this cset (http://hg.savannah.gnu.org/hgweb/octave/rev/8a92b651838b).

Marking as fixed and closing report.

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator
Mon 26 Mar 2018 09:42:55 AM UTC, comment #1: 

I tried to handle the result by changing the char input
to it's ascii value as MATLAB handles. Patch attached.

(file #43680)

Dildar Sk <hodor123456>
Mon 26 Mar 2018 09:37:44 AM UTC, original submission:  


>> primes('1')

ans =

     2     3     5     7    11    13    17    19    23    29    31    37    41    43    47


So, MATLAB simply chooses to convert it to ascii value and give result. Where in Octave,

>> primes('1')
ans =
>> primes('5')
ans =
>> primes('a')
ans =
>> primes('b')
ans =
>> primes(' ')
ans =

Producing different weird result for different inputs but not error, warning or correct result.

Dildar Sk <hodor123456>


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file #43680:  primes.patch added by hodor123456 (705B - text/x-patch)


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    2018-04-12 rik5 StatusNone Fixed
        Open/ClosedOpen Closed
    2018-03-26 hodor123456 Attached File- Added primes.patch, #43680
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