[Mort Canty’s first look](http://fwenvi-idl.blogspot.com/2011/06/modern-idl.html) at Modern IDL:

> … But I’ve always wanted a thorough, concise, up-to-date overview of the the IDL language and its vast capabilities. This is exactly what Mike’s book provides in 464 very informative pages. Can’t wait to have the “real thing” on my bookshelf. Highly recommended!

High praise indeed, thanks Mort!