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This is the CHANGES file of the IDLWAVE distribution, version 3.15 

The file covers only the changes for Revision 3.0 and later.  Earlier
changes are documented in the (obsolete) files idl.el and
idl-shell.el, available at 

Revision 3.15
   - Printing expressions while execution is halted can now also
     access all levels on the calling stack.
   - Padding of long operators (like `->') is now possible.  The
     object arrow `->' has been added to the defaults - when
     `idlwave-do-actions' is non-nil, `->' will have at least one
     space before and after it.
   - Code templates now respect settings of `idlwave-abbrev-change-case'
     and `idlwave-reserved-word-upcase'.
   - Fixed bug with `idlwave-pad-keywords' in procedure method calls.
   - Fontification of keyword parameters works with embedded comments.

Revision 3.13
   - Minor cleanup.

Revision 3.12
   - 3 files had to be renamed, in order to get IDLWAVE included in the 
     Emacs distribution:
      - idlwave-shell.el   -> idlw-shell.el
      - idlwave-rinfo.el   -> idlw-rinfo.el
      - idlwave-toolbar.el -> idlw-toolbar.el
     When installing this version, make sure to remove the old
     idlwave-*.el files and update the autoload for `idlwave-shell'.

Revision 3.11
   - Final cleanup before installing in the Emacs and XEmacs distributions.

Revision 3.10
   - Fixed bug with `idlwave-shell-automatic-start'.
   - Fixed bug with the info files.

Revision 3.9
   - Exiting the shell does not kill the *idl* buffer.
   - Shell prompt pattern allows single whitespace before "IDL>"

Revision 3.8
   - Library scan implemented for Windows and MacOS.  On these systems 
     the search path need to be given in `idlwave-library-path'.
   - *Completions* window disappears after successful completion.
   - Fixed library scan bug with keywords in continuations line.

Revision 3.7
   - Completion of Object methods finalized.
   - Exiting the IDLWAVE shell now kills all associated buffers and
     the dedicated frame (if applicable).
   - Documentation finalized.  The printed documentation is 24 pages.
     Available online in Emacs (info), as postscript and HTML.

Revision 3.6
   - You can make IDLWAVE prescan library files for routine info.

Revision 3.5
   - Completion and Routine Info display now also work for object
   - Completion and Routine Info display available in the IDLWAVE Shell.
   - Debugging Toolbar adapted for Emacs 21.
   - First draft of TeXInfo documentation.
   - Fixed bug with END expansion in CASE lists.

Revision 3.4
   - Fixed bug in Makefile with install-tags 
   - Fixed bug in with concat in XEmacs 21.x
   - Enforced FSF coding standards, to prepare for installation in
     main Emacs distributions.

Revision 3.3
   - `C-c ?' displays the calling sequence and keyword parameters of a
     routine.  Works for most builtin IDL routines, the routines you
     are currently editing, and the compiled routines in the idlwave-shell. 
   - `M-tab' completes procedure names, function names and keyword
     parameters in the buffer.  
   - New source file idlwave-rinfo.el contains the code for these new

Revision 3.2
   - The cleanup after the idl process finishes is now reliable and gets
     called exactly once.
   - Toolbar code moved to a separate source file.
   - Fixed bug with `display-buffer' in Emacs 19.

Revision 3.0
   File idlwave.el
   - New maintainer Carsten Dominik <dominik@strw.leidenuniv.nl>
   - Renamed mode and all variables and functions.  The new prefix is
     `idlwave-' instead of `idl-'.  This was necessary to evade a name
     clash with the idl-mode defined in `cc-mode.el' which is part of
     X/Emacs 20 distributions.
   - Added Customize support.
   - New commands `idlwave-beginning-of-block' and `idlwave-end-of-block'.
   - New command `idlwave-close-block'.
   - The type of END at the end of the block is checked.
   - Font-lock enhancements.  Multi-level fontification based on the
     value of `font-lock-maximum-decoration'.  Reunified the different
     expressions for Emacs and XEmacs.
   - `idlwave-show-begin' check the correctness of the END statement.
   - `idlwave-surround' exception for `->'.
   - Better listing of abbreviations with `idlwave-list-abbrevs'.
   - Some general cleanup of the code.  Menu reorganized.
   - Both imenu (Emacs) and func-menu (XEmacs) are now supported.
   - Dropped support for Emacs 18 and hilit19.el.
   - Rewrite of the docstring for the Mode.  Made more compact, to
     make more people read it.  Too long parts moved to the Commentary.
   - Revision number jumps to 3.0 to synchronize with idlwave-shell.el.

   File idlwave-shell.el
   - New maintainer Carsten Dominik <dominik@strw.leidenuniv.nl>
   - Renamed mode and all functions and variables to use `idlwave-' instead
     of `idl-' prefix. This was necessary to avoid a name clash with
     `idl-mode' which is defined in cc-mode.el.
   - Made the stop-line-overlay work for XEmacs as well.  Changed the
     associated face to 'highlight.
   - Breakpoint lines are highlighted with a glyph or a special face.
   - Debugging toolbar under XEmacs.
   - To get a special frame for the shell buffer, set the variable
     `idlwave-shell-use-dedicated-frame' to t, or call `idlwave-shell'
     with a prefix arg.  The hook suggested for in Revision 2.4 for
     the same purpose probably still works, but is no longer recommended.
   - Changed the default `idlwave-shell-use-truename' to nil, since we ensure
     now internally to not visit the same file twice under different names.
   - Menu reorganized.
   - Implemented a number of new commands.  Check the "Debug" menu.