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Re: IDL wish list (continued)

Iarla Kilbane-Dawe <iarla@atm.ch.cam.ac.uk> wrote:
>How about an IDL that would not create an undefined variable whenever 
>something gets mistyped...  

This is part of the fundamental nature of IDL and would be difficult if 
not impossible to resolve without the use of either explicit or implicit 
typing.  This would conflict with the desires of a large number of other 
users who want a quick and dirty interactive language that can be typed 
on the fly.  Perhaps the compiler could issue some sort of warnings or 
have a switch to turn strong typing on and off.  Or maybe a lint could 
be developed specifically for IDL that would catch most of the common 
errors that are made.

Ken Knighton        knighton@gav.gat.com knighton@cts.com
Fusion Division
General Atomics
San Diego, CA