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st: Re: the demise of cmdname and naming conventions


From   Christopher F Baum <baum@bc.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: Re: the demise of cmdname and naming conventions
Date   Tue, 18 Nov 2003 06:48:23 -0500

On Nov 18, 2003, at 2:33 AM, Nick wrote:

There is also a much better answer: -findit- tells
you directly whether a program name is in public use.
That cuts through the whole question of names registered
or not, approved or not, or whatever. I suggest that
easy search of the internet finally made -cmdname-
obsolete.
And it will even allow you to find out that Nick Winter's "c" is actually in the -fastcd- package! For obvious reasons, a one-letter name cannot be a package accessible by net install nor ssc.

Another rule generally accepted by the tribe: if you're going to write a variant/improvement on an official Stata command, append '2' to the name (e.g., ssc desc panelauto).

Kit

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