farg: a pedestrian M-file parser showing all used functions' syntax

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parses an M-file searching for functions and prints their exact, literal syntax
Updated 20 Jun 2010

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FARG parses an M-file (function or script) searching for function tags and lists their exact, literal syntax.

in addition, FARG displays a wide variety of file statistics.

currently, these functions are detected and listed
- main function
- subfunctions
- nested functions
- anonymous functions
- eval class calls
- unresolved calls

whitespaces and continuation statements are removed for better readability of the function syntax.

if the lex parser encounters fatal errors, it will stop processing and print a list of the offending syntax.

tested under r2007a, older version 7 systems might work as well.

>> help farg
and the accompanying published M-file for information and a few self-explanatory examples.

Cite As

us (2024). farg: a pedestrian M-file parser showing all used functions' syntax (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/15924-farg-a-pedestrian-m-file-parser-showing-all-used-functions-syntax), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2007a
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
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Version Published Release Notes

all files now are read by very fast low-level i/o subroutines; version tag 21-Jun-2010 02:16:38

changes in the lint-engine for r2010+; version tag 26-May-2010 11:15:24

parser now accepts meta method class descriptors; version tag 18-Jun-2009 09:41:48

added more options and file statistics items; shows unresolved and EVAL class calls; version tag 08-Jun-2009 22:24:04

accepts P/MEX/DLL/MDL files as input and looks for associated M-files; version tag 14-Nov-2007 12:59:41