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Re: spawn broken on IDL 5.3 / solaris ?
- Subject: Re: spawn broken on IDL 5.3 / solaris ?
- From: "Craig Hamilton" <cah(at)medeng.wfubmc.edu>
- Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2000 20:09:05 -0500
- Newsgroups: comp.lang.idl-pvwave
- Organization: Wake Forest University
- References: <email@example.com>
- Xref: news.doit.wisc.edu comp.lang.idl-pvwave:19061
Unix IDL 5.3 also has another problem: idlde doesn't handle files greater
a few hundred lines in its editor. More lines than that and they just don't
up on the screen. Tech support told me they switched to a 3rd party
chroma-color-enabled editor in 5.3. They did not tell me when to expect
-Craig A. Hamilton,PhD firstname.lastname@example.org
-Wake Forest Univ. School of Medicine
-Dept. of Med. Engr. / MRI Center
-Medical Center Blvd.
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-(336)716-2819 [FAX: 2870] [Secr: 6890]
Martin Rother <email@example.com> wrote in message
> hi IDL wizards,
> (first I apologize for my bad english)
> I'm running IDL scripts communicating with fortran-programs
> (f77, i.e. calculation of geomag.field/IGRF) by bidirectional pipes
> created from 'spawn' command (with keyword 'unit')
> this works fine for years. now (with IDL 5.3) I found the spawned
> vanished without any message, more or less immediately -- and
> the next (first) 'readf, unit, buf' fail, of course -- or, worse,
> IDL terminates with 'segmentation fault'.
> I found that this 'segmentation fault' depends on
> the way I'm assembling the string given into the pipe.
> only if the string is created by a simple dummy = 'something' statement
> printing/writing from pipe succeed.
> after downgrading to 'IDL 5.2' all is working fine again.
> I can't belive, that THIS usefull feature (one benefit
> of IDL over 'matlab'?) is broken. kkkkrrrrxxxxxxx....!
> I searched 'dejanews' and found some articles about this (or similar)
> subject, but I found no workaround and remain hopeless.
> have I to stick on version 5.2 forever?
> (my environment: sparc, solaris 2.6 + 2.7 and enough memory...)
> thanks in advance for hints.
> best regards,
> martin rother.
> Martin Rother (firstname.lastname@example.org) 0331/ 288-1272 Division
> GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam,