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Re: User selectable lower array bound?

Craig Markwardt <craigmnet@cow.physics.wisc.edu> writes:

>Paul van Delst <paul.vandelst@noaa.gov> writes:

>> Hey there,
>> Is is just me, or would anyone else find useful the ability to define arrays in IDL such
>> that the lower bound is *not* always zero? Sorta like:
>>   x = FINDGEN( 11, LOWER = -5 )
>> or
>>   y = DBLARR( 100, LOWER = 1 )
>> so that accessing elements such as x[ -4 ] or y[ 100 ] are o.k.?

>Well, as grumpy as I have been in the past about IDL wishes, this is
>one thing I do not want to have in IDL now!

I'm glad I'm not the only one!  When I first saw this proposal, I thought to
myself that I could hear the tinkly sound of code breaking all over the place.

William Thompson