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Re: try/catch not swallowing errors

From: Daniel Kraft
Subject: Re: try/catch not swallowing errors
Date: Sun, 14 Apr 2019 15:58:13 +0200
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On 14.04.19 15:45, Olaf Till wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 14, 2019 at 08:38:11AM -0400, John W. Eaton wrote:
>> On 4/14/19 12:47 AM, Daniel Kraft wrote:
>>> On 14.04.19 06:13, Rik wrote:
>>>> It must be something else in either the parallel or the struct package.
> It's something within the parallel package, and it affects the optim
> and database packages as well.
> In my attempts to stay compatible with different ways of Octave
> versions to handle errors, I somehow came to use, among others, a
> function which directly writes to standard error. I just didn't think
> of 'lasterror' and 'try/catch'...

Ah ok, I see.  That makes sense!

> I had never noticed the issue, but it was probably already present in
> previous versions of the said packages, with Octave versions <5.1. Do
> you think we should stop the pending releases of optim and database
> until the issue is fixed?

I don't know if that question was directed at me, but IMHO that is just
a minor issue.  I just wondered about it because my usage (while working
on modernising the level-set package) suddenly showed that error
message.  It doesn't really affect anything for me, so from my point of
view, it is certainly not critical.


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