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Re: IDL 5.2 array definition question.

Paul van Delst <pvandelst@ncep.noaa.gov> writes:

> Hi,
> I'm sure this is a another hoary old chestnut of a question but here
> goes....
> I have an IDL routine that returns the atomic weight of a requested
> element - defined by symbol, name, or atomic number. I check the
> validity of all these. Can somebody tell me why - in IDL 5.2 - my array
> containing the valid symbol names has to be defined like:

Short answer: the IDL parser had a limit on the number of array
elements that could be specified explicitly.  The number was 129 I
believe.  It may be that this restriction was relaxed in IDL 5.3.


Craig B. Markwardt, Ph.D.         EMAIL:    craigmnet@cow.physics.wisc.edu
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