Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2006 13:46:28 -0600
From: Joshua Rigler <address@hidden>
Subject: system command status/output order changed in 2.9.x
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After a brief search, I could find no mention of this change in the
year's email list archives (as saved on my computer), nor by pointing
Google at the standard Octave websites (including the wiki).
The output order of Octave's 'system' command seems to have changed
since 2.1.x. It used to be:
[output, status] = system(sys_cmd);
It is now (in 2.9.8):
[status, output] = system(sys_cmd);
It seems to me that this warrants a note in the new 'NEWS' file
(distributed in the source code tar-ball or via CVS), along with
other changes due in Octave 3.x, since it could very easily change the
behavior of an existing program without actually breaking it.