> On Oct 10, 2019, at 15:21, Pantxo Diribarne <address@hidden>
> I am currently trying to rewrite the legend function
and would like your opinion on an Octave specific way of
manipulating legend objects. In demos we often use the
> plot (1:10);
> h = legend ("Hello");
> legend (h, "fontsize", 20);
> The last line is strange. We use "legend" to do what
"set" should be doing. AFAICS this construct is not
documented (only axes handles are documented to be
possible as first argument). IMHO it doesn't feel natural
to replace "set" by "legend" and doesn't bring any
simplification so I'd like to remove this Octave specific
> Any opinion?
Matlab behaves that way.?
No, Matlab (2019b, tested online) forbids legend
objects as first argument.
Did Matlab used to support this syntax? If so, we would want Octave
to stay backward-compatible for a while so that everyone's scripts
from 5 years ago are still operative.
Overall, though, I agree that once you have a legend object in a
handle it makes sense to act on the handle rather than re-invoking