I am writing a large data analysis application using
IDL (~80,000 lines of code). It uses a rather complex
graphical user interface which we chose to write using
GTK+ 2.8. In order to do this, we put all the GUI code
into a DLM.
Since GDL currently does not support widgets, I was
thinking of using the experience matured in this
project to implement GTK+ widgets under GDL.
Unfortunately, the current version of GDL does still
not support DLM, and the use of LINKIMAGE is not
compatible with IDL. My questions are the following:
1. Is LINKIMAGE going to be IDL compatible, or will it
stay as it is in GDL 0.8.11?
2. Has anybody planned to think/implement support code
for DLMs? If it is so, will it eventually be
Letting the users to re-use their DLMs written for IDL
would in my opinion speed up GDL development, as any
advanced IDL user could reuse his/her shared libraries
without recompiling them.