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Re: st: how to make xi dummies inherit labels
Roger Harbord <Roger.Harbord@bristol.ac.uk> asks why, when he types,
. ssc install reformat, replace
checking reformat consistency and verifying not already installed...
all files already exist and are up-to-date.
. which reformat
*! version 1.0.2 9mar00 arb
*! Reformats the output from regression commands
and yet, when any of the rest of us -ssc install reformat- and type -whcih
reformat-, we get a more up-to-date version numbered 1.1.3.
The answer, I suspect, has to do with caching performed by the University
and, if I am right, than Roger is going to have to wait until the cache
expires. Many U.K. universities, I believe, cache the contents of URLs. They
do this to minimize the number of bytes transmitted and received over the
Atlantic for which, as I understand it, they are charged. At least, that is
the reasoning I have heard. I cannnot vouch for the reasoning, but I do know
that we have dealt with U.K. sites that are heavily cached.
The effect of this cache is to introduce a delay before updates are available.
My guess is that if Roger tries again on Monday, he will get a different
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