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Max Woes Re: Back to idl after a looong time...
- Subject: Max Woes Re: Back to idl after a looong time...
- From: davidf(at)dfanning.com (David Fanning)
- Date: Sat, 10 Feb 2001 16:22:44 -0700
- Newsgroups: comp.lang.idl-pvwave,comp.sys.sgi.graphics
- Organization: Fanning Software Consulting
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Pavel A. Romashkin (firstname.lastname@example.org) writes:
> Make sure it works on my darn Mac, too!
I was teaching an IDL course this week and I
had the ... (well, "pleasure" is not the right word)
of using an iMac as one of our machines.
I was absolutely depressed at how sucky (I'm sure
that is the right word) my device-independent
color programs worked. It seems it is impossible
on the Mac to flip between a color decomposition
on and a decomposition off state. It seems like you
have to decide if you are going to use color tables
or not. If you decide you are, I don't know how
you ever display a 24-bit image in the same IDL
I don't remember the Macs having these kinds of
problems several years ago. Maybe the new X
operating system will solve these problems.
But as it is, I don't see how anyone gets useful
work done with IDL on a Mac.
P.S. Let's just say I'm re-writing all my example
programs this week to add the disclaimer "Almost
certainly won't work as expected on a Mac". :-(
David Fanning, Ph.D.
Fanning Software Consulting
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