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Re: rstrpos: version 5.2 and version 5.3

Craig Markwardt (craigmnet@cow.physics.wisc.edu) writes:

> >   IF Float(!Version.Release) GT 5.2 THEN BEGIN
> > 	dot = StrPos(line, ".", /Reverse_Search)
> >       dot = RStrPos(line, ".")
> > 
> > Although that *seemed* like a good idea at the time,
> > I found that the line won't compile in versions of
> > IDL older than IDL 5.3. :-(
> The above FORWARD_FUNCTION declaration should solve your problems, no?

I don't think so, because the problem is the keyword. But
using JD's Call_Function gets around this with the compiler
because the program isn't compiled (which is when the number
of keywords is "attached" to the program module) until run-time.

And, anyway, I consider the use of FORWARD_FUNCTION to
be an admission of a program structure that is out of
control. Nothing against it, you just wouldn't find it
in any of my programs. :-)



P.S. I don't think I have the energy for another long
thread. Let's just write it off as one of my personal
quirks. :-)

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