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Re: Array has a corrupted descriptor

Reimar Bauer <r.bauer@fz-juelich.de> writes:

> William Thompson wrote:
> > 
> > Reimar Bauer <r.bauer@fz-juelich.de> writes:
> > >The error text is:
> > >% Array has a corrupted descriptor: VAR

> > I suspect that the function is calling external code via something like
> > CALL_EXTERNAL or LINKIMAGE.  I've gotten error messages like that in 
> > the past
> > when mixing IDL with external code.

> In some of the functions is EXECUTE used (it's not easy to change them
> to
> call_function at them moement). CALL_EXTERNAL or LINKIMAGE isn't used.
> Do you believe EXECUTE will be give this error too ?

I seem to remember that there was a bug in HISTOGRAM that could
occasionally give such error messages.. Don't remember which IDL
version (nor in what version the problem was fixed).

Are you able to pin down a repeatable case that will trigger the
error? Does your routine call other routines that have
call_external/linkimage/dlm code?

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