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Re: bitwise operators in IDL?

JD Smith <jdsmith@astro.cornell.edu> writes:

> Only scalars allowed in if's.  As long as the new lAND and lOR operators
> are only allowed within if statements, no trouble arises.

I've previously suggested the Simula variants "AND THEN" and "OR
ELSE". Which have the benefits of not introducing any new keywords to
confuse with variables, and also reads in a meaningful way..(conveying
the order and sense of use). A bit wordy, but still.

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