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[Octave-bug-tracker] [bug #62780] oruntests looks in file without respec

From: Colin Macdonald
Subject: [Octave-bug-tracker] [bug #62780] oruntests looks in file without respecting .oct-config
Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2022 17:04:40 -0400 (EDT)

Follow-up Comment #7, bug #62780 (project octave):

Here's MWE:

>> d = "/home/cbm/src/octave-doctest.git/test_extra/test_encoding"
>> s = dir_encoding (d)
s = utf-8
>> cd(d)
>> cd()
>> s = dir_encoding (d)
s = windows-1252

Is this how `dir_encoding` is supposed to work?  The docs say "Query ... the
ENCODING that is used for reading m-files in DIR."

I'm just learning all this but, it seems to me either:

1.  `dir_encoding` should "visit" the directory


2.  `help dir_encoding` should explain that it is something theoretical like
"what encoding we could try unless there is a .oct-config" and only becomes
concrete if you've visited (via cd or addpath or whatever).

Personally, I think 1 sounds like principle of least surprise, but maybe I'm
not seeing the whole picture here?


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