Bug 198807 - "doc" command not conformant to documentation
"doc" command not conformant to documentation
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: octave (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Quentin Spencer
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2006-07-13 14:36 EDT by Piergiorgio Sartor
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-07-13 16:56:10 EDT
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Description Piergiorgio Sartor 2006-07-13 14:36:41 EDT
Description of problem:

Typing "help doc" under octave returns:

 -- Command: doc FUNCTION_NAME
     Displays documentation for the function FUNCTION_NAME.  For
     example, if you want to see the documentation for the Octave
     random number generator `rand', type
          `doc rand'

but typing:

doc rand


parse error:

  syntax error

>>> doc rand

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How reproducible:
Always, and more...

Steps to Reproduce:
As above
Actual results:
Error is reported.

Expected results:
The documentation should be displayed.

Additional info:
Well, "doc" is a function and must be called as:


in order to operate properly. In fact the above line works fine.
Of course, "doc rand" would be much better, less and easier typing,
and conformant to the help.
Comment 1 Quentin Spencer 2006-07-13 16:56:10 EDT
I have just built a 2.9.6 release which appears to fix this problem on my
system. It should be available on the mirrors in the next day or two. I am
closing this bug, but if you still see the problem on 2.9.6, you can reopen it.
If you want "doc rand" to work on 2.9.5, try running the command
"mark_as_command doc" first.

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