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Topic: The syntax of MATLAB is inconsistent
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Bruno Luong

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Re: The syntax of MATLAB is inconsistent
Posted: May 15, 2013 11:36 AM
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"Steven_Lord" <> wrote in message <kn074b$5li$>...
> <kzelechowski@e3tech.local> wrote in message
> news:51935159$0$1247$

> > z .(a) = 0;
> > % means to MATLAB
> > z ('.(a)', '=', '0')
> > % is a function call

> Yes, because of the space between z and the period, assuming that z is a
> function. That is documented functionality that I believe many people use on
> a daily basis called command-syntax.

This doesb't seem to work for anonymous function:

>> strcat a b

ans =


>> mystrcat = @(varargin) strcat(varargin{:})

mystrcat =


>> mystrcat a b
Error: "mystrcat" was previously used as a variable,
conflicting with its use here as the name of a function or command.
See MATLAB Programming, "How MATLAB Recognizes Function Calls That Use Command Syntax" for details.

>> mystrcat('a','b')

ans =


% Bruno

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