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Re: How to pick a window?

William Thompson (thompson@achilles.nascom.nasa.gov) writes:

> Let me just say that if IDL were written as an environment where everything
> *had* to be done as a widget program, we probably would *not* be using IDL
> today.  We'd be using something else more forgiving.  And I say this as someone
> who's written a fair number of widget programs in his time.

I wasn't trying to run down the general usefulness
of IDL as a programming language. I was just pointing
out that most of the graphics windows I get on my
display (from any number of applications) are 
just a *tad* bit more intelligent than the
general run-of-the-mill IDL graphics window! 



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