Are you still planning on releasing your IDL wrapper? I would still very 
much like to use it.


On Friday, August 5, 2016 at 10:19:16 AM UTC-7, Bob Nnamtrop wrote:
> I have written a (pretty) complete wrapper for IDL (years ago actually), 
> but have not uploaded to github. I'll try to do that this weekend (and put 
> an update here). I wrote it for my own use and have been waiting for Julia 
> to mature to promote it to the IDL community. I originally wrote it for 
> Callable IDL and later switched to IDL RPC because of some library 
> conflicts I ran into using Callable IDL. It should not be hard to make the 
> Callable part work again. Of course, if you are on windows only Callable 
> IDL is supported by IDL, unfortunately. I have also implemented a REPL 
> interface to IDL from julia, which is really nice in practice. I originally 
> implemented the REPL in Julia 0.3 which was rather difficult, but it is 
> easy in 0.4. Note also that my package does not use Clang.jl but instead 
> hand written wrappers. This is no problem for IDL since the c interface to 
> IDL is very limited (basically you can pass in variables and call IDL 
> commands from strings; that is about it). It would be awesome if IDL would 
> expose more of the c interface like they did in the python library they 
> provide in recent versions. Maybe if julia picks up traction they will do 
> this.
> Bob
> On Thu, Aug 4, 2016 at 12:14 PM, Luke Stagner < 
> <javascript:>> wrote:
>> Its possible to call IDL from C code (Callable IDL) 
>> <> so I figured I 
>> could do the same from Julia.
>> I have been trying to use Clang.jl to automatically create the wrapper 
>> but I am running into some issues. 
>> This project is a bit above my level of expertise and I would appreciate 
>> any help
>> My current progress can be found at 
>> and the output from my wrapper attempt (wrap_idl.jl 
>> <>) 
>>  is located here 
>> <>
>> I am using current Clang.jl master and Julia
>> julia> versioninfo()
>> Julia Version 0.5.0-rc0+193
>> Commit ff1b65c* (2016-08-04 04:14 UTC)
>> Platform Info:
>>   System: Linux (x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu)
>>   CPU: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2680 v3 @ 2.50GHz
>>   WORD_SIZE: 64
>>   BLAS: libmkl_rt
>>   LAPACK: libmkl_rt
>>   LIBM: libopenlibm
>>   LLVM: libLLVM-3.7.1 (ORCJIT, haswell)

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