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Re: newbie who can't edit

From: Sergei Steshenko
Subject: Re: newbie who can't edit
Date: Sat, 29 Jan 2011 05:09:08 -0800 (PST)

--- On Sat, 1/29/11, c. <address@hidden> wrote:

> From: c. <address@hidden>
> Subject: Re: newbie who can't edit
> To: "Vokey, John" <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden
> Date: Saturday, January 29, 2011, 2:32 AM
> On 29 Jan 2011, at 07:36, Vokey, John wrote:
> > A long Matlab user, just started with Octave. 
> Most everything I want from Matlab works with Octave (i.e.,
> every .m file I have tested works), so I am quite
> pleased.  BUT, I can't edit anything.  When I type
> edit or edit name, nothing happens.  The terminal
> window just locks up, and I have to close the window and
> restart Octave.  Am I missing something?
> > 
> > Mac OSX 10.6.6, and the latest Octave.
> you need to specify the program to use for editing, 
> which one to use is really a matter of taste, I like emacs
> and use the Aquamacs binary distribution [1], so I have the
> following in my ~/.octaverc configuration file:
> edit editor "open -a /Applications/ %s &"
> edit license gpl
> edit mode async
> edit home ./
> type "doc edit" at the octave prompt for more options for
> the "edit" command.
> HTH,
> c.

But, if a program freezes in response to user input, it's a bug. I.e. it
should be filed and then it will hopefully be fixed.


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