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*Subject*: Re: Plea for IDL 2000 (was: a plea for more reliable mathematical routines)*From*: davidf(at)dfanning.com (David Fanning)*Date*: Thu, 16 Sep 1999 11:13:14 -0600*Newsgroups*: comp.lang.idl-pvwave*Organization*: Fanning Software Consulting*References*: <7r90g4$rqb$1@nnrp1.deja.com> <37D82EA9.BA62A369@wellesley.edu> <7r9jbl$aem$1@nnrp1.deja.com> <37DCCE9A.F1AC4BF1@zedat.fu-berlin.de> <MPG.1246a891f3c895e19898eb@news.frii.com> <37DE1600.5E99BDE4@zedat.fu-berlin.de> <MPG.124804e8864d03df9898ec@news.frii.com> <7rq9gg$f14$2@alster.dkrz.de>*Xref*: news.doit.wisc.edu comp.lang.idl-pvwave:16597

Martin.Schultz@dkrz.de (m218003@modell3.dkrz.de) writes: > As a start, here a short list of fundamentals that I would like to > see changed: > > * Data types: The default integer should be 32 bit (if not even 64), > so you would get rid of many problems with loops and array indices. > For reading of binary files, a 2 byte integer should be kept as > SHORT. New in IDL 5.3 (according to the on-line documentation in the beta version is a "compile option" routine that can change the default integer size from 16-bit to 32-bit: IDL> Compile_Opt DefInt32 IDL> a = 0 IDL> Help, a A LONG = 0 Cheers, David P.S. Note there is NO comma after the COMPILE_OPT command! Took me about 10 minutes to realize that. :-( -- 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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