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Re: IDL & Win95 -- arrggh
- Subject: Re: IDL & Win95 -- arrggh
- From: Mirko Vukovic <mirko.vukovic(at)grc.varian.com>
- Date: Mon, 15 Jul 1996 12:04:11 -0700
- Newsgroups: comp.lang.idl-pvwave
- Organization: Varian Associates
- References: <email@example.com>
> > How about long procedure names? I would think this would be even worse
> > than the long data file names...stuff deleted ...
> This *really* irks me, because IDL uses as one of their major selling
> points that it is portable across many platforms, including Win95.
> In my opinion, IDL is NOT compatible with Win95, and RSI should not
> state that it is. OK, ranting and raving over...
I beg to agree. WHen I came to Varian (see .sig) from VMS I told my boss
that I know IDL, have used it for ages, have tonnes of software etc, so that
I can easily start calculating stuff etc. Was I surprised.
Release 4 was also buggy. No printing of programs or graphics. Sometimes I
really wonder whether we have any protection from software releases like
this. Maybe getting V5 for free or half price. The only reason I would want
to get V5 is to get long file names and removal of printing problems.
I better stop now...
Mirko Vukovic, Ph.D. firstname.lastname@example.org
Varian Research Center Phone: (415) 424-4969
3075 Hansen Way, M/S K-109 Fax: (415) 424-6988
Palo Alto, CA 94304-1025