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Re: newbie who can't edit

From: Ben Abbott
Subject: Re: newbie who can't edit
Date: Sat, 29 Jan 2011 09:48:23 -0500

On Jan 29, 2011, at 8:09 AM, Sergei Steshenko wrote:

> --- 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.
> Regards,
>  Sergei.

I'm unable to duplicate the freeze. If someone explain what needs to be done to 
reproduce the freeze.


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