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Re: st: Referring to a varname, leading to errors


From   Philippe Glaziou <glaziou@pasteur-kh.org>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Referring to a varname, leading to errors
Date   Wed, 12 Feb 2003 17:26:17 +0700

Ulrich Kohler <ukohler@sowi.uni-mannheim.de> wrote:
> From that point of view some sort of command and variable
> completion in the command window -- like in unix-shells --
> would be as comfortable as abbreviations but slightly more
> secure. 

A tab completion mode for var names was introducted in stata8.
Unfortunately not for command names. 

In the case of an ambiguity --i.e. completion may lead to several
different var names, then the tab key does nothing. Displaying a
list of all possible completions, similar to what the sh, bash or
zsh shells do, would be rather useful.

-- 
Philippe 
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