Message from discussion IDL oo programming with ENVI
From: David Fanning <dav...@dfanning.com>
Subject: Re: IDL oo programming with ENVI
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2006 04:28:40 -0700
Organization: Fanning Software Consulting
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> No one? just a tip? a thought?
It's that "newbie" tag that has caused us to be cautious.
We fear a quagmire. :-)
You have "very complex" software that you want to turn
into objects. You don't know anything about IDL. You
want advice. Uh, well, given the circumstances, I'd say
forget it. Why bother? Someone would have to make a pretty
compelling case for it.
It is not impossible. I've done it myself. I probably
managed to save 80% of the code. But it took 8 months
to design and 4 months to implement. It was a big job.
I was working at the far edge of my IDL knowledge at
the time. Would I recommend it? Humm. It would have to
be a VERY compelling case. :-)
It would be easier, I think, to sell the idea of going
forward in an object-oriented way. That would make far
more sense to me.
David Fanning, Ph.D.
Fanning Software Consulting, Inc.
Coyote's Guide to IDL Programming: http://www.dfanning.com/