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Choosing an Error Code

Choosing an Error Code

The choice of which code to use depends on the context in which the message is issued, but IDL_M_NAMED_GENERIC is usually preferred.

Note: For any significant development involving an IDL system routine, we recommend your code be packaged as a Dynamically Loadable Module (DLM), and that your DLM define a message block to contain its errors instead of using the GENERIC messages described here.

If you wish to include arguments into your message string, use the sprintf() function from the C standard library to format a string into a temporary buffer, and then supply the buffer as the argument to IDL_Message(). For example, executing the code:

char buf[128];
int unit = 23;
sprintf(buf, "Help! Error number %d.", unit);

interrupts the current routine and issues the message:

% Help! Error number 23.

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