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RE: Package system

From: Hall, Benjamin
Subject: RE: Package system
Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2005 16:45:59 -0400

>> | 1) Could we change split to return a cell array instead of an array?
>> | This would IMHO be a good thing anyway, and would make untar work
>> | without a lot of hassle.
>> Yes, I think it would be better to return a cell.  But how much code
>> might that break?  Should we just do it anyway?
>A quick grep told me that octave only uses split in very few functions, 
>so that should be easy to change. However, it's hard to tell how many
>are using the function. I think it's okay to break the API when doing
>3.0 - that is the point of a major release. So I say, make the change.

I agree, split returning a cell array would be a nice improvement.

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