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

In article <onbst8eczg.fsf@cow.physics.wisc.edu>,
Craig Markwardt  <craigmnet@cow.physics.wisc.edu> 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.


>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
>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

A while back I was in contact with Matthew Craig and we were allowed to host
textoidl at


I have not heard from him since, but the code on the web-page runs on 5.3


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