[SciPy-dev] implementing IDL, Matlab, etc. functionality

John Hunter jdhunter at ace.bsd.uchicago.edu
Mon May 2 12:24:57 CDT 2005

>>>>> "Joe" == Joe Harrington <jh at oobleck.astro.cornell.edu> writes:
    Joe> octave for matlab, both badly, as you note).  It's to

    Joe> facilitate the conversion of code to Python.  We can do an
    Joe> 80% solution without a great deal of effort.  The idea is to
    Joe> create a code converter that would handle all of the
    Joe> procedural syntax, and which would flag in loud comments the
    Joe> things it couldn't do.  Then the user would hand-code the
    Joe> remainder.  We would not have a function compatibility

Is it clear that the EULA forbids translating a limited part of a
user's IDL file into another syntax?  That sounds like something
different than reverse engineering.  Do you have a copy of the IDL
EULA?  I've never seen it and couldn't find it via quick searches on
google or on the RSI site.


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