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Re: Top 10 IDL Requests

In article <MPG.13db815b76724572989b5b@news.frii.com>, davidf@dfanning.com (David Fanning) wrote:

>One of the people I ran into at the picnic was the
>new VP of Software Engineering. After we were introduced
>and it was pointed out that I was, uh, the person who
>wrote "that book about IDL" the VP gave me his e-mail
>and phone extension and encouraged me to submit my
>top 10 IDL requests to him personally.
>Wow! You don't get an opportunity like this every day. :-)
>Not wanting to hog the spotlight, however, I thought
>I'd have a little contest and see what the rest of 
>you want. I've already reserved the top spot for taking
>the Table Widget out in the field behind RSI and shooting 
>it, but I'm open to suggestions after that.

1. Multithreading (this was already mentioned, but I wanted to second it)

2. HDF 5 support (with parallel I/O capabilities if the multithreading if 

Mike Zingale
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
University of Chicago