Force return from function while debugging

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David K
David K on 10 Mar 2017
Commented: Image Analyst on 11 Mar 2017
I am debugging a program and would like to return from a subfunction without completing the function. For example, you can write in code:
if(conditionMet)
return;
end
If the condition is met, it will force the function to end early and continue in the caller code. While I am debugging, I would like to force the function to end early as if I had encountered a return command. When I simply type return while in debug mode, nothing appears to happens. Is there a way to force a function to end early and continue running?
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David K
David K on 10 Mar 2017
Yes, the outputs are defined before I type return. If they were not, I would get an error when I try to return.

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Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 10 Mar 2017
When you type return in the command window, where does the arrow in the edit window point to? Doesn't it point to a new location? It will probably point at the function call in your main routine, where you had entered the function. Just hit F10 or click Step over icon at that point.
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Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 11 Mar 2017
Unfortunately MATLAB does not have "edit and continue" like Microsoft Visual Studio does, where you can do exactly what you're trying to do.

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