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[Octave-bug-tracker] [bug #56881] Command line functions are visible fro

From: anonymous
Subject: [Octave-bug-tracker] [bug #56881] Command line functions are visible from m files
Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2019 06:58:13 -0400 (EDT)
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Follow-up Comment #5, bug #56881 (project octave):

I believe that function files are more important than command line functions.
Function files are placed in the persistent storage while command line
functions are just temporaries. I see function files as the building blocks of
Octave. As they are documented they should have consistent behavior. Their
expected behavior should be determined by their writer not their user. When we
as users define a command line function to (intentionally/ unwantedly) shadow
other functions we change the expected behavior of function files so it leads
to instability of the system. Such a use case may be useful for debugging
purposes but shouldn't be adopted as an idiomatic and ordinary use.


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