Someday I hope to expand this to include a semi-formal description of Octave's language.
The following identifiers are keywords, and may not be used as variable or function names:
all_va_args endwhile break for case function catch global continue gplot else gsplot elseif if end otherwise end_try_catch return end_unwind_protect switch endfor try endfunction unwind_protect endif unwind_protect_cleanup endswitch while
The following command-like functions are also speical. They may be used as simple variable names, but not as formal parameters for functions, or as the names of structure variables. Failed assignments leave them undefined (you can recover the orginal definition as a function using clear).
casesen echo load show cd edit_history ls type chdir format more which clear help run_history who diary history save whos dir hold set
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