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Re: Top 10 IDL Requests

Craig Markwardt wrote:
> "richard hilton" <rdh5@dmu.ac.uk> writes:
> > How about an equivalent of the C-commands CONTINUE and BREAK to control
> > loops. This would be more elegant than the "GOTO....label" that exists at
> > the moment. Maybe I'm being pedantic but this seems an obvious change.
> I like this suggestion a lot!
> Oooh, I just thought of something.  This may cause name conflicts.
> People who use CONTINUE or BREAK as variable names would not be happy
> if the language suddenly changed.  Still, I would highly prize these
> constructs if they could be implemented discretely.

How about implementing this with another argument to COMPILE_OPT?

BTW, I love the behavior of COMPILE_OPT IDL2 and use it in all my new code.  No
more putting those dumb "L's" after all my integer constants.