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routine_info for builtin stuff.
- Subject: routine_info for builtin stuff.
- From: Carsten Dominik <dominik(at)strw.leidenuniv.nl>
- Date: 06 May 1999 09:45:31 +0200
- Newsgroups: comp.lang.idl-pvwave
- Organization: Leiden Observatory, The Netherlands
- Xref: news.doit.wisc.edu comp.lang.idl-pvwave:14634
Yesterday I learned about ROUTINE_INFO which is incredible useful
to find out about the arguments of procedures and functions without
having to look into the file.
Now I am looking for a way to get the same information about builtin
routines without having to look into hyperhelp. Hyperhelp is OK when
you want to know all the details about a function, but I find slow and
clumsy when I just have forgotten the names of available keywords.
Obviously (?) this cannot be done with ROUTINE_INFO, because it
unfortunately does not allow the /SYSTEM keyword together with
/PARAMETERS keyword. This is too bad and would be a good topic for an
extension request. Anyone at RSI reading this?
If there is no function to get this information, how can I get a table
of all builtin routines with their arguments in machine-readable form?
I have looked at the hyper-help files, but they are binary, so the
info cannot be extracted from them (at least I cannot...)
Help is appreciated.
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