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Re: Discussion on global variables in IDL

I agree, this is how an IDL program starts. But I got to the point where
once I get a slightest suspicion that I may ever want to do again what I
am typing on the command line, I write a reusable code for it. It paid
off more times than it didn't.

Martin Schultz wrote:
> And this is exactly their weakness. I would guess that most IDL applications
> are born out of ad-hoc code once written to analyse a specific situation,
> and then generalized. To get rid of common blocks in this provess is much
> harder than to avoid them in the first place.