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*Subject*: Re: Plea for IDL 2000 (was: a plea for more reliable mathematical routines)*From*: Mirko Vukovic <mvukovic(at)taz.telusa.com>*Date*: Fri, 17 Sep 1999 15:06:38 GMT*Newsgroups*: comp.lang.idl-pvwave*Organization*: Deja.com - Share what you know. Learn what you don't.*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$2@alster.dkrz.de> <MPG.124ad31447ec3ccd9898f7@news.frii.com> <7rsidq$j5s$1@nnrp1.deja.com>*Xref*: news.doit.wisc.edu comp.lang.idl-pvwave:16605

In article <7rsidq$j5s$1@nnrp1.deja.com>, ushomirs@my-deja.com wrote: > In article <MPG.124ad31447ec3ccd9898f7@news.frii.com>, > davidf@dfanning.com (David Fanning) wrote: > > > 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. :-( > > see! that's yet another example of how poorly thought out IDL is!! > other directives (such as .RUN, .COMPILE) don't need a comma after > their names. Why not make it .COMPILE_OPT, so that the lack of comma > would at least make sense? I guess that would be too reasonable and > well thought-out for RSI.. sigh.. > > greg > > Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/ > Share what you know. Learn what you don't. > Agreed It seems to me that they should have a comp.lang. specialist that would help them with routine names, and parameter and keyword names and usages. Sometimes a parameter is used to signal two different things. Mirko Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/ Share what you know. Learn what you don't.

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