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*Subject*: Re: a plea for more reliable mathematical routines*From*: davidf(at)dfanning.com (David Fanning)*Date*: Mon, 13 Sep 1999 07:22:50 -0600*Newsgroups*: comp.lang.idl-pvwave*Organization*: Fanning Software Consulting*References*: <7r90g4$rqb$1@nnrp1.deja.com> <37D82EA9.BA62A369@wellesley.edu> <7r9jbl$aem$1@nnrp1.deja.com> <37DCCE9A.F1AC4BF1@zedat.fu-berlin.de>*Xref*: news.doit.wisc.edu comp.lang.idl-pvwave:16517

Arno (fruncan@zedat.fu-berlin.de) writes: > so let us discuss strategies to migrate from IDL to something reasonable > (almost everything without common blocks and childish attempts to be object > oriented). Oh, come on. I'll be the first to admit that IDL is not perfect. But it's a hell of a lot better than most of the alternatives. And after seeing the kinds of programs I can write with objects, I find your characterization of objects as "childish" to be ridiculous. Cheers, David P.S. Just for the record, I agree completely with Richard French that some kind of consolidation of what is already *in* IDL to make it work correctly is badly overdue. I would be happy (as I'm sure many of you would be) to forgo six months of new features to have the NLEVELS keyword to the CONTOUR command actually compute N levels. :-) -- David Fanning, Ph.D. Fanning Software Consulting Phone: 970-221-0438 E-Mail: davidf@dfanning.com Coyote's Guide to IDL Programming: http://www.dfanning.com/ Toll-Free IDL Book Orders: 1-888-461-0155

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