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[Octave-bug-tracker] [bug #56885] fminsearch should accept a function na

From: Markus Mützel
Subject: [Octave-bug-tracker] [bug #56885] fminsearch should accept a function name as first input argument
Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2019 08:10:18 -0400 (EDT)
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Follow-up Comment #2, bug #56885 (project octave):

@Rik: Thank you for the quick fix. Just a little more than an hour after
reporting. My respect!

With your change, it is now also possible to pass something like "@(x,y)
x^2*y" for FCN, i.e. a string containing an "anonymous function". Should we
also document that?

Should we also explicitly document that passing anonymous functions is fine?
Or is this just a special case of a function handle?

Btw. the documentation for "inline" contains the following:
> Programming Note: The use of inline is discouraged and it may be removed
from a future version of Octave. The preferred way to create functions from
strings is through the use of anonymous functions (see Anonymous Functions) or


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