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* "Ditch" old UNIX system functions (e.g. popen)
 
* "Ditch" old UNIX system functions (e.g. popen)
** https://octave.discourse.group/t/moving-posix-system-call-and-library-functions-out-of-core-octave/1027
 
 
** Move to package?
 
** Move to package?
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** compose a list of functions that are candidates for removal from core Octave. See: [https://octave.discourse.group/t/moving-posix-system-call-and-library-functions-out-of-core-octave/1027 Moving POSIX system call and library functions out of core Octave]
 
* performance of symbol lookup
 
* performance of symbol lookup
 
** use <code>std::unordered_map</code>, rather than <code>std::map</code> to increase performance (e.g. of interpreter lookups)
 
** use <code>std::unordered_map</code>, rather than <code>std::map</code> to increase performance (e.g. of interpreter lookups)
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** Some instances are more difficult to replace. jwe will post something about this on the discourse forum.
 
** Some instances are more difficult to replace. jwe will post something about this on the discourse forum.
 
* improve HDF5 integration
 
* improve HDF5 integration
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** Add "wrapper" for libhdf5 functions in Octave's scripting language.
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** Key to support latest Matlab file formats. Try to implement in the interfaces for that format in .m file functions.
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** Some developers very interested in this!
  
 
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