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Re: Release 4.4.0 and statistics package

From: Arno Onken
Subject: Re: Release 4.4.0 and statistics package
Date: Thu, 4 Jan 2018 22:29:15 +0000
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On 28.12.2017 17:48, Olaf Till wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 28, 2017 at 08:26:31AM -0800, Rik wrote:
>> On 12/28/2017 05:29 AM, Olaf Till wrote:
>>> On Wed, Dec 27, 2017 at 03:46:41PM -0800, Rik wrote:
>>>>  As part of that release, a lot of the statistics functions
>>>> are set to be removed from core Octave and transitioned to the statistics
>>>> package.  How can this be coordinated?
>>> I'd suggest to add a src/Makefile.in with rules that generate these
>>> functions m-files only if the corresponding functions are lacking in
>>> the applicable installed Octave.
>>> If cross-compilation is detected by src/configure, the approach should
>>> be different, probably generating all these files without further
>>> checking (assuming cross-compilation is only done with new Octave
>>> versions).
>>> I could probably do that for Arno.
>> That sounds like an elegant solution.  I was just going to let people get
>> shadowed function warnings, but your way is better.
> So I'll put this on my list for the next few days. (Still considering
> further suggestions, of course.)

Thanks, Olaf, that would be great!  Sorry for the late reply.  I took up
a new job recently and am terribly busy at the moment.


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