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re: Re: st: ado dir behavior bug?
Bill Gould said,
Stata cannot tell case 2 from case 3, but case 1 is certainly
Stata could, in case 1, go ahead and remove the old A directory entry
in fact, serves no purpose. Case 1 is the most common case, to boot.
sounds better to me, but it bothers me a little that Stata's behavior
a little unpredictable beforehand. Do you need to uninstall the old
the improvement, only if it is still there and you know you don't want
Yes, I don't want an old package lying around haunting my computer.
I can see some valid concern for scenerio 3. But I see these types of
modifications as being personal, or if meant to be shared, given
another version name like xi2, xi3, etc (xin would halt this inexorable
Another altnernative would be to recognize that case 3 rarely happens
authors do a good job constructing packages, should never occur. You
remember that we wrote -net install- *BEFORE* we knew how users would
Anyway, case 3 is rare, so let's forget it, and change -replace- to
-uninstall-, so the command would work just as David expects.
I suggest that we leave the decision up to Kit Baum <email@example.com>.
better than any of us how packages look and so can better evaluate the
frequency of case 3.
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