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Re: Am I stupid?

On 10 Jul 2001 14:50:08 GMT, 
H C Pumphrey <hcp@newsread.ed.ac.uk> 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 . 

What it needs is a syntax to force it to interpret a particular
keyword literally.

Colin Rosenthal
Astrophysics Institute
University of Oslo