Loren says class properties can be the same as keywords but how?
1 view (last 30 days)
In this article https://blogs.mathworks.com/loren/2012/07/16/who-what-why-but-not-this/ near the bottom Loren says that class properties can be the same as keywords. However, how is this possible? If you write a classdef script any attempt to use a keyword (including class keywords like "events") in the properties block gets a red syntax error. Was she mistaken? I'm asking because I really want a property name that happens to be a keyword for a particular application.
Philip Borghesani on 26 Oct 2018
Yes they can be but only sometimes. I believe at one point we considered loosening this up a bit more but there were other issues.
A structure field or property name can be a reserved word or even sometimes an invalid property name if created externally (java,com or .net) or using mystruct.('propname'), syntax. For a class property this class has two properties. Note that reserved names can be used if not declared in the properties block:
classdef tstclass <dynamicprops