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[Octave-bug-tracker] [bug #56419] Implementation of newline

From: Rik
Subject: [Octave-bug-tracker] [bug #56419] Implementation of newline
Date: Tue, 4 Jun 2019 13:06:19 -0400 (EDT)
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Update of bug #56419 (project octave):

                  Status:          Patch Reviewed => Fixed                  
             Open/Closed:                    Open => Closed                 


Follow-up Comment #6:

I checked in your patch here
(https://hg.savannah.gnu.org/hgweb/octave/rev/f26b13c80e45).  You can take a
look, but I made a few changes to convert it from just a patch to a full

First, I used your name and e-mail as the author in order to give you credit. 
Second, I added a commit message which listed the changes made.
Third, I added the function to the list of new functions for Octave 6.0 in the
NEWS file so that people will discover it.  Fourth, I also added the
documentation string to the manual in the chapter on Strings.  Fifth, I added
a semicolon to the %!error BIST test so that it wouldn't print out unnecessary
information when run with 'test strfns.cc'.  Sixth, I added an example in the
documentation to show how to use newline() to concated two single lines of
text in to a multi-line piece of text.

This is just so you have an idea of what happens behind the scenes.  I know
it's a lot to learn, but it does become easier to contribute after a few

Marking as fixed and closing report.


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