npmk - 2006-10-27

Does anyone have had success with restoring an IDL save file with a data
structure in it? 

I installed  CMSVLIB routines, and then tried to open the save file, but it did not work:
GDL> !path='/home/kuin/work/giulio:/home/kuin/myidl:/home/kuin/myidl/gdlpro:/home/kuin/myidl/gdlpro/cmsvlib'
GDL> restore , 'work/current.save'
% Compiled module: CMRESTORE.
% Compiled module: CMSVLIB.
% Compiled module: CMSV_OPEN.
% Compiled module: CMSV_RREC.
% Compiled module: CMSV_RRAW.
% Compiled module: CMSV_RVTYPE.
% Compiled module: CMSV_RDATA.

% BaseGDL::DataAddr(...) called.
% Execution halted at: RESTORE              1 myidl/gdlpro/restore.pro
%                      RESTORE              1 myidl/gdlpro/restore.pro
%                      $MAIN$         
Segmentation fault

From memory, the save file has a structure

r_str with several arrays (string, float, integer), with 2 or 3 indices.

The note that the CMSV procedures would only restore 'data' maybe means not structures ?  How should I interpret this result?  Hopeless?  I wondered if
someone had thoughfully written his/her own routine to save a structure from
IDL in a way that it can be restored easily. Any suggestions?

Any help will be appreciated.