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Re: Am I stupid?

H C Pumphrey wrote:

> 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

... but it should know what you meant when you say: FOO, TIME=37

(sometimes frustrated too)