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Re: Am I stupid?

Craig Markwardt wrote:
> Paul van Delst <paul.vandelst@noaa.gov> writes:
> > It will make code harder to read and understand. Once you give your
> > code to others, they may use it in other code with abbreviated
> > keywords and not enough comments as to what they are doing. The
> > current set up does not allow this.
> >
> > Therefore it is A Good Thing. :o)
> >
> > > So who is frustrated enough to put in a feature
> > > request with RSI (/VNI?) for this, for the benefit of us all?
> >
> > I wonder if there is a way for me to write a little Perl script to
> > automatically send in a Feature Un-Request whenever this Feature
> > Request is emailed to RSI......  :o)
> If that really is the RSI policy, then they should make it an error to
> compile a procedure with ambiguous keywords.

I agree with you absolutely. But isn't that one of the idiosyncracies that c.l.i-p readers
find endearing about IDL? :o)


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