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[Octave-bug-tracker] [bug #32053] matlab/Octave differences for complex

From: John W. Eaton
Subject: [Octave-bug-tracker] [bug #32053] matlab/Octave differences for complex
Date: Thu, 06 Jan 2011 19:37:29 +0000
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Follow-up Comment #5, bug #32053 (project octave):

If we changed Octave to not perform the complex->real conversion, then some
other strange things would happen and people would complain about that, I'm
sure.  For example, I'd be that there would be complaints that things like

x= [1, i];

would now generate complex values with NaN imaginary parts.  Or should we 
ignore the zero imaginary part in the multiplication to avoid generating the
NaN even though we are keeping it around to preserve the idea that the value
is complex?

See also  https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?31974
if you have not been followinwg the comments on that bug report.

As with that report, I think we should move any further discussion about this
issue to the maintainers list since that will maybe get more people involved
in the discussion.


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