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Re: .skip

Mark Fardal wrote:
> > Mark Fardal (fardal@weka.astro.umass.edu) writes:
> > > Before I submit a bug report, I thought I would ask whether people
> > > would like the feature change suggested above as well as the bug fix.
> > > Or are people emotionally attached to the current behavior?
> >
> David writes:
> > It looks like it behaves this way in IDL 5.4 on Windows, too.
> > The good news is I'm not emotionally attached to this behavior,
> > since I have never used it. :-)
> >
> > Submit away!
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> > David
> You have never used .SKIP?!  Well, it's very useful when you write a
> line with a bug that causes your program to crash.  People who write
> IDL code without any bugs, of course, would have no need of this command.
> cheers,
> Mark

Dear Mark,

if you have a real good development tool you will have some more or
different tools as only stop and .skip.

In idlde for example I and I am sure David too we are using
some icon-functions:

Step into
Step over
Step out
Toggle out
Edit Breakpoints

or some Run commands:
Run to cursor
Run to return

Profile helps a lot too.

The usage of breakpoints instead of stop is much better.



Reimar Bauer 

Institut fuer Stratosphaerische Chemie (ICG-1)
Forschungszentrum Juelich
email: R.Bauer@fz-juelich.de

a IDL library at ForschungsZentrum Jülich