MATLAB: How to clear persistent variables without clearing breakpoints

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I need to be able to clear the persistent data in my MATLAB files, but want to avoid clearing break points at the same time. Something like "clear persistent" would be ideal.

Best Answer

  • The ability to clear persistent variables without clearing breakpoints does not exist in MATLAB. All the means to clear persistent data also clear the breakpoints.
    As a workaround, you can clear all functions and then add the breakpoints back again by executing the following function:
    function testBreakPoints
    a = dbstatus;
    clear functions
    dbstop(a);
    end
    For this workaround to work, it is required that all files that contain breakpoints are on the MATLAB Search Path.