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Re: Am I stupid?

In article <onn16cvpe1.fsf@cow.physics.wisc.edu>, Craig Markwardt <craigmnet@cow.physics.wisc.edu> writes:
|> Not that [IDL's policy on keyword uniqueness] doesn't frustrate the heck 
|> out of me sometimes.  There
|> are many times where I want keywords like TIME, TIMEUNIT, TIMESTEP,
|> and so on.  My suggestion is that the above policy should hold,
|> *unless* there is an exact match to a specific keyword.

That seems to be what R [1] does already. Apart from this special case, I don't
see any way around it, not without IDL having a direct link to your 
subconscious so that it can tell which out of TIME, TIMEUNIT and TIMESTEP
you meant when you said FOO,TI=137 . 


[1] http://www.R-project.org/

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