Previously available only on Unix platforms, a command line version of IDL was released today by Abraham Campbell. It has a few additional features compared to the Unix version, such as:

  1. IDL MP mode allows you to create multiple IDL processes and manipulate them
  2. TAB command matching

See this comp.lang.idl-pvwave post for the announcement and the codebank for the download.

I don’t have a Windows machine to run this on right now, but the extra features look like they would be nice on the Unix side too…