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Re: Strange Bug with numeric double constants

Alex Schuster wrote:
> Hi!
> I just experienced some weird IDL behaviour:
> IDL> help, 1.0d+2.0d
> help, 1.0d+2.0d
>              ^
> % Syntax error.

   I'd just say it's normal. Since '+' or '-' are two allowed characters
in the exponential, IDL wants to interpret everything after '+' as the
exponent, and you are limited to integer exponents here.

Just for fun: if you try
help,1.d*2.d  it will work!


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