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st: RE: Wish: add a -help , version()- option
I am not clear on what you're
asking for here. Is that Stata Corp put
up more information on what the syntax
used to be so that old (or oldstyle)
user-written commands are more comprehensible
In what is to me the obvious example,
the syntax for oldstyle -graph- is
accessible at -help graph7- and that
is needed to understand some old programs.
Otherwise I would like to see some concrete
example(s) of how this is needed and
how you think it might work.
> I have a wish (one of the many):
> Add a -help [, version()]- option.
> By default -, version()- could imply that the help file is
> to be located on
> the StataCorp website.
> The reason for this wish is that I am familiar only with
> the Stata8 syntax
> (and a bit of Stata7) but when I read other people's ados it is not
> infrequent to see syntaxes for Stata6 or even earlier. I
> have a very hard
> time puzzling out what older syntaxes mean (of course
> reading other people's
> ado can be very difficult regardless).
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