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Extend scope of variables to other local functions

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Jurgen
Jurgen on 26 Aug 2016
Edited: Stephen on 26 Aug 2016
I have a function that uses a few helper functions. I'd like these helper functions to have access to variables without:
  • passing variables
  • making nested functions
  • making globals
E.g. when I call a local function from another function in the same m-file, the body of the called function is evaluated in the scope/namespace of the caller. As far as I know `evalin()` only works with single expressions.
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Guillaume
Guillaume on 26 Aug 2016
In C++, unless your variables are extern static (i.e. matlab's global) you won't be able to share variables between functions in different files even at the namespace scope.

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Guillaume
Guillaume on 26 Aug 2016
my m-files are sets of related functions, almost like classes
Then use classes, you can have your shared variables as private properties of the class, and your functions as methods of the class.

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