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+% Copyright (C) 2008  Jaroslav Hajek <highegg@gmail.com>
+% 
+% This file is part of OctaveForge.
+% 
+% OctaveForge is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
+% it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
+% the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
+% (at your option) any later version.
+% 
+% This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
+% but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
+% MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
+% GNU General Public License for more details.
+% 
+% You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
+% along with this software; see the file COPYING.  If not, see
+% <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.
+% 
+
+% function [bench_desc, arg_desc, result_desc] = benchutil_parse_desc (mpath)
+% parse the inline comment description from a benchmark
+%
+
+function [bench_desc, arg_desc, result_desc] = benchutil_parse_desc (mpath)
+  fid = fopen (mpath, 'rt');
+  
+  line = ''; 
+  iseof = feof (fid);
+  while (~ (strncmp (line, '% description:', 14) || iseof))
+    line = fgets (fid);
+    iseof = feof (fid);
+  end
+
+  bench_desc = '';
+  line = fgets (fid);
+  iseof = feof (fid);
+  while (~ (strncmp (line, '% arguments:', 12) || feof (fid)))
+    %TODO fix
+    bench_desc = [bench_desc, line(3:end)];
+    line = fgets (fid);
+    iseof = feof (fid);
+  end
+
+  line = fgetl (fid);
+  iseof = feof (fid);
+  while (~ (strncmp (line, '% results:', 10) || feof (fid)))
+    i = strfind (line, ' = ');
+    if (~ isempty (i))
+      name = line (3:i(1)-1);
+      arg_desc.(name) = line (i(1)+3:end);
+    end
+    line = fgetl (fid);
+    iseof = feof (fid);
+  end
+
+  line = fgetl (fid);
+  iseof = feof (fid);
+  while (strncmp (line, '%', 1) && ~ feof (fid))
+    i = strfind (line, ' = ');
+    if (~ isempty (i))
+      name = line (3:i(1)-1);
+      result_desc.(name) = line (i(1)+3:end);
+    end
+    line = fgetl (fid);
+    iseof = feof (fid);
+  end
+
+  fclose (fid);
+