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Re: An IDL STRTOK??? Was: TextoIDL Broken and Gone?

thanks all - i ended up doing a global replace using sed in the textoidl
distribution, then not reading the copyright, illegally posted it to this
group.  oops.

it just took me a few hours to work out that this was indeed the reason it
was not working and that i wasn't going insane.  i shoulda searched deja


Craig Markwardt wrote:

> davidf@dfanning.com (David Fanning) writes:
> > Nick Bower (bowern@ses.curtin.edu.au) writes:
> >
> > > This really sucks and it's most unfortunate that such a well-known
> > > package like this has been inadvertently clobbered without a hint of
> > > documentation.
> >
> > I don't know about documentation, but I do recall now
> > a huge row about it here when IDL 5.3 first came out.
> > And I seem to remember RSI making some concessions
> > about how they name things. And I also, vaguely,
> > recall that this whole textoidl thing got sorted
> > out. Perhaps in the updated version you are looking
> > for. :-)
> Yes, STRTOK was one of the things I mentioned in my rant a few days
> ago.  As I understand, STRTOK, was and is an undocumented built-in
> function.  And obviously, is incompatible with the version in
> TextoIDL.
> I have done a little research.  It does indeed seem that Mr. Craig's
> host of TextoIDL, coma.berkeley.edu has gone off-line.  I cannot find
> him in the on-line UC Berkeley directory, and the Berekely whois
> server does not respond.  His web page is still up
> (http://astron.berkeley.edu/~mcraig/).  Apparently he's a real
> kayaker.
> I would be glad to host TextoIDL on my web page.  It can be
> distributed without modifications no problem.  However the terms of
> redistribution forbid changes, so we couldn't fix the STRTOK problem.
> Is there anybody here from the UC Berkeley Astronomy department who
> knows what happened to Mr. Craig?  I have sent a note to his former
> email address.  We will see what happens.
> Craig
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