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Re: Dumb Dumb Question

Craig Markwardt wrote:

> Liam Gumley <Liam.Gumley@ssec.wisc.edu> writes:
> >
> >
> > "When calling a routine with a keyword parameter, you can abbreviate the
> > keyword to its shortest, unambiguous abbrevation".
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Liam.
> >
> I have been bitten by this alot.  I have often wanted to have keywords
> like TIME, TIMEBIN, TIMECOL in the same procedure.  For some reason
> it's perfectly legal to compile such a procedure, but I can never use
> the "TIME" keyword because it's ambiguous.
> I would much prefer that the IDL byte compiler would issue a *warning*
> when an ambiguity like that appears.  I think that when a procedure is
> called with "TIME=xxx", and that exact keyword exists, then there
> should be no ambiguity.
> Craig
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> Craig B. Markwardt, Ph.D.         EMAIL: craigmnet@astrog.physics.wisc.edu
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I fully agree! I always run into this problem when I try to specify a PS
keyword to turn postscript output on and a PSFILENAME keyword to direct it
into a specific file....


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