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Re: rstrpos: version 5.2 and version 5.3

Andy Loughe wrote:
> Hello,
> In their latest software upgrade, did RSI really
> throw away the RSTRPOS function and replace it with
> Would they like to fix all the code I have that uses
> RSTRPOS?  No... I'll go write my own RSTRPOS.pro, thank you,
> or replace *all* my RSTRPOS with STRPOS(/REVERSE_SEARCH).
> This kind of non-backwards compatability gives
> IDL a bad name... I hear the complaint very often
> from ex-IDL programmers.
> [code snipped]

Oh! I do agree!! They should really be more careful in labeling routines
"obsolete". I think it would be fair to keep a routine as rstrpos in the
lib path (or replace it by a wrapper which uses the new functionality)
and only
change the documentation to tell users there is a better way now so they
slowly migrate to the new form. In my opinion this worked out not too
bad with 
these () -> [] array indices...

Believe it or not: some people ned to rerun code only after several
years of
IDL development went by!


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