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Re: get variables name
J.D. Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org) writes:
> By the way, I once (two years ago!) made the comment in this context:
> "This presumably is the very reason Insight chooses to do real
> importing/exporting from the $MAIN$ level: it is attempting to be a general
> purpose analysis tool that is not tied to any one specific format of the data it
> deals with. As David, I also don't know the details of how Insight was written,
> but it is apparently written in IDL (and is restored from a save file). I am
> uncertain how they could achieve this flexibility without special built-in
> functions which they're not telling us about."
> I took a look inside that .sav file, and what do I find??? "ROUTINE_NAMES", of
> course. Sometimes things just come together.
Oh, my Goodness! Was that Mark Goosman, the IDL Product
Can you imagine what this means? It might now be possible
to write an Insight-like tool that actually worked the way
people expect it to. *And* it might even look good. :-)
P.S. Let's just say I'm in the market for knowledgeable
IDL programmers who enjoy a challenge (as opposed to,
say, money) and are anxious to live in God's Country.
Object graphics experience is NOT required. :-)
David Fanning, Ph.D.
Fanning Software Consulting
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