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Re: Editing files, indexing operations...

From: John W. Eaton
Subject: Re: Editing files, indexing operations...
Date: Mon, 23 Dec 2002 16:02:59 -0600

On 23-Dec-2002, James Frye <address@hidden> wrote:

| I looked at those links, but the nested function idea doesn't really
| seem to relate to what I'm trying to do, which is to a) convert existing
| Matlab stuff with as little change as possible, and b) have the
| converted scripts still work in Matlab.
| I don't know anything about the internals of octave, so maybe this isn't a
| reasonable suggestion, but couldn't something be done with a mechanism
| that would appear as a comment to Matlab?  Say 
| %internal_functions aa, bb, cc...
| where %internal_functions says that the named functions are defined within
| the file, so somehow create an internal namespace for them, and when/if
| the execution path through the file calls them, instead of looking in
| external .m files for the function definition, look within the current
| file.  (And it is an error to name an internal function that isn't defined
| in the file, even if there's a .m file with that name.)

Why not just fix things so that Octave is compatible with Matlab?

The only thing left to decide is whether we can also do something
better, without sacrificing compatibility.


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