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Re: sum() behaving erratically?

From: Stefan van der Walt
Subject: Re: sum() behaving erratically?
Date: Fri, 8 Oct 2004 13:18:03 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.6+20040722i

On Thu, Oct 07, 2004 at 09:06:41AM -0400, John W. Eaton wrote:
> You will find that Matlab has a number of inconsistencies like this
> (diag, all the sum/prod/etc. functions, & and | operators that
> short-circuit in IF/WHILE conditions only, and so on).  It would be
> nice if Octave could avoid the problems, but experience shows that in
> most cases, it is worse to have a language that is almost the same,
> but differs in these small details.

Would it be wrong or irritating to issue a warning when such a dubious
feature is accessed?


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