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Re: indexing over structure tags

Randall Skelton wrote:
> Hello,
> Imagine someone has a structure of structures...
>   ; define the basic structure for each
>   sm_struc = {basic_struct, comment: ' ', values: fltarr(nlev)}
>   ; define the large structure
>   data = {big_struct, so4: sm_struc, co2: sm_struc, hcl: sm_struc}
> The IDL manual describes how to make an array of the tags in a structure
> using:
>   ; get the names of the tags
>   names = tag_names(data)
> so that names = [so4, co2, hcl].
> That is all fine.  But is it possible to index over the tag names with a
> for-loop?
> i.e.   for i=0, n_elements(names)-1 do data.names[i].values = i
>                                        ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^


data.names[i].(j) where j=0->N_TAGS(data.names[i])-1  ??

This works on "single-level" structures but I don't see why it wouldn't work on nested


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