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Re: merging functions from octave-forge

From: Keith Goodman
Subject: Re: merging functions from octave-forge
Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2005 10:03:13 -0700

I've set a few paths in my system-wide octaverc file (so, e.g,
www-data will pick them up). They appear on the bottom of my path.
When I do a savepath and exit and start Octave again, they appear on
top and bottom of my path (and appear in my ~/.octaverc as

What's the best way to deal with that?

On 6/7/05, Bill Denney <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Mon, 6 Jun 2005, Keith Goodman wrote:
> > Wow. Dreams do come true.
> I'm glad that you like it.
> > I found a couple of problems.
> >
> > If "savefile"  doesn't exist  (e.g., I use your hard-coded path to
> > your octaverc file, or make one up) savepath crashes. That's because
> > there is a "if (exist(savefile) == 2)" but not an else.
> I fixed that (without an else, just by initializing a variable to empty).
> > Also I am unable to pass in a name of a file to save the path to.
> > That's because in
> >
> > (iscellstr(varargin)) && (size(varargin{1}) == prod(size(varargin{1})))
> >
> > size varargin{1} is [1 19] for something like "/home/kwg/.octaverc"
> > which is not equal to prod(size).
> I was tired last night.  I was trying to test to make sure that the string
> was just one row.  This is fixed now.
> > [from other message]
> > I'd also put the save paths at the end of octaverc instead of at the
> > beginning. If you save a path and then later delete a directory in the
> > saved path, addpath will produce an error the next time you start Octave
> > and exit octaverc before executing the other commands in the startup
> > file.
> I did that, but apparently (perhaps another bug in addpath) addpath only
> prints out an error, it doesn't actually error out.
> > Maybe be double safe (since you're changing someone's octaverc file) by
> > adding try catch.
> I added the try catch, too, but it doesn't really have an effect (though
> it does seem to be the correct thing to do).
> Bill
> --
> "If you believe the doctors, nothing is wholesome; if you believe the
> theologians, nothing is innocent; if you believe the military, nothing is
> safe."
>    -- Lord Salisbury

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