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[Octave-bug-tracker] [bug #52556] Octave stops writing to console

From: Georg Wiora
Subject: [Octave-bug-tracker] [bug #52556] Octave stops writing to console
Date: Thu, 7 Dec 2017 05:48:02 -0500 (EST)
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Follow-up Comment #4, bug #52556 (project octave):

Oops. Sorry for the syntax error. In my test I did not have this. I used a
string in single quotes like


I entered/copied all commands to the GUI console. I have not tried them in the
When I switched on the diary. All commands and all output lines show up in the
diary file.

This is what I see in the diary file (I left out the parts shown by [...]:

>>   printf("This text shows up in my console\n");
This text shows up in my console
>>   help sym
'sym' is a function from the file

 -- Constructor on @sym: X = sym (Y)
     The underlying SymPy string representation (“srepr”) can usually be
     passed directly to ‘sym’: *note @sym/char:: for discussion of the

     See also: syms, assumptions, @sym/assume, @sym/assumeAlso.

Additional help for built-in functions and operators is
available in the online version of the manual.  Use the command
'doc <topic>' to search the manual index.

Help and information about Octave is also available on the WWW
at http://www.octave.org and via the address@hidden
mailing list.
>>  printf("This text doesn't show up in my console\n");
This text doesn't show up in my console
>> diary off

I found that the console output stops directly after the string
"@sym/asssumeAlso" as shown in my previous post. In the diary file output
continues with a dot "." and more text lines produced by the help command.

The help function and the source of the sym command help should be the right
places to identify the root of the bug.


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