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Re: openr and /get_lun
"Robert S. Mallozzi" wrote:
> In article <38FB4B75.936477C5@astro.cornell.edu>,
> "J.D. Smith" <email@example.com> writes:
> > "Robert S. Mallozzi" wrote:
> >> I sure wish we had a boolean datatype - the mistake of
> >> using something like "IF (NOT error) THEN" is one that
> >> is really a pain to find, although it certainly makes
> >> your code much more readable.
> > We don't need a boolean data type... we need IF to examine not just the first
> > bit of the value, but the whole thing, and use C's 0=false, anything else =true
> > paradigm. Here's hoping.
> > if NOT 2 then print,"this isn't right!"
> This would certainly break backward compatibility - there
> has to be someone, somewhere that relies on the fact that in
> IDL, odd = true and even = false ! I feel as you do that this
> was a design mistake made a long time ago, in a programmer's
> mind far, far away...
Anyone who thinks 2 is false deserves to have his programs broken.