4.6 Resolving Routines

The key sequence C-c = calls the command idlwave-resolve and sends the line ‘RESOLVE_ROUTINE, 'routine_name'’ to IDL in order to resolve (compile) it. The default routine to be resolved is taken from context, but you get a chance to edit it. Usually this is not necessary, since IDL automatically discovers routines on its path.

idlwave-resolve is one way to get a library module within reach of IDLWAVE’s routine info collecting functions. A better way is to keep routine information available in catalogs (see Catalogs). Routine info on modules will then be available without the need to compile the modules first, and even without a running shell.

See Sources of Routine Info, for more information on the ways IDLWAVE collects data about routines, and how to update this information.