[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

[Octave-bug-tracker] [bug #36658] syntax change for initialization of gl

From: Rik
Subject: [Octave-bug-tracker] [bug #36658] syntax change for initialization of global/persistent variables
Date: Mon, 02 Jul 2012 16:59:46 +0000
User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:13.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/13.0.1

Update of bug #36658 (project octave):

                Severity:              3 - Normal => 1 - Wish               
                Priority:              5 - Normal => 1 - Later              
              Item Group:       Inaccurate Result => Feature Request        
                 Summary: acceptance of "global a = b"  => syntax change for
initialization of global/persistent variables


Follow-up Comment #9:

At some point I would still like to make changes in this area.  I see the
downsides, supporting side-by-side syntax for a while, but I also like the

The clarity issue is important because even when we document and tell people
what something does, they still program based on their expectations and
internal model.  Octave is a vector/matrix based language.  We tell people
this again and again, and yet they still want to use for loops over indices. 
In the end, we accommodate their internal model by putting in a JIT compiler
for loops.

Right now initialization looks like assignment and documenting that they are
different doesn't seem to be succeeding.

This isn't a top concern for me either, so I've lowered the priority to
1-Later, changed the Item Group to Feature Request, and changed the Summary
field to reflect the discussions here.  Maybe the next time the parser really
gets ripped open, say for adding classdef support, this issue can be


Reply to this item at:


  Message sent via/by Savannah

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]