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Re: classdef is pretty good now (inputParser implemented in core). What

From: PhilipNienhuis
Subject: Re: classdef is pretty good now (inputParser implemented in core). What now? How to document classdef classes?
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:27:03 -0700 (PDT)

Richard Crozier wrote
> On 21/08/14 15:23, Carnë Draug wrote:
>> Hi
>> I have implemented what I believe to be the first classdef class for
>> Octave [1]. Kudos to Michael Goffioul for working on it. It seems to
>> work well for inputParser which opens a whole lot of low-hanging
>> "classdef" fruits that can now be implemented in Octave. I'll guess we
>> should start implementing those so we can test classdef.
>> But one the things that is also needed, is a way to document this
>> classes? 'help classname' will work fine but only give the first help
>> text block (constructor?) but what about its other methods? Using
>> 'help class.method' will give nothing. And print_usage() does not yet
>> work from within methods and how will it? Should we have a giant help
>> text block at the start or can we somehow start having the help next
>> to the methods and properties? Matlab seems to create it from
>> multiple comments through the file, doxygen and javadoc style [2].
>> Also, we need a consensus for the names used on the @deftypefn
>> macros when using classdef, as they're not function files anymore.
>> Carnë
>> [1] http://hg.savannah.gnu.org/hgweb/octave/rev/ff820f92cbb5
>> [2]
>> http://www.mathworks.co.uk/help/matlab/matlab_prog/create-help-for-classes.html
> I have been testing classdef for a while now, and am also grateful for 
> all the work that's gone into it. However, with the Octave build I'm, 
> using, you cannot set a debug break point in a class method. If this 
> isn't already implemented, I think it would be important to do so 
> quickly if people are going to start adding classdef classes to Octave 

What is needed / how difficult would it be to get I/O to .mat files for
classdef objects?


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