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Re: Top 10 IDL Requests
No one I know has come close to implementing a C or Fortran
call_external in Solaris 2.5+ -- perhaps it's simply a matter
of providing better documentation.
Please consider having all built-in commands accept _EXTRA as a keyword.
pro: making wrapping routines will be a cinch
con: must pay attention to keyword names across the entire suite of programs
This has been mentioned before, but doesn't hurt to repeat -- a way to
extract the complement of a WHERE() output.
4. last element
Also has been mentioned before. A means to index the last element of
an array. Since "*" has a lot of baggage, perhaps some other symbol,
say "%" can be used -- i.e.,
A[%] \equiv A[N_ELEMENTS(A)-1L]
5. For all built-in functions and procedures
If called with no arguments, or with fewer arguments than required,
please print out the complete (keywords and all) calling sequence.
Variable Watch interface could use a lot of user-friendliness. For
example, that spiffy-looking tabular listing should go away. The
display is too tiny, it doesn't remember scroll position from step
to step, arrays are a pain to look through, etc.
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