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st: Re: the demise of cmdname and naming conventions
On Nov 18, 2003, at 2:33 AM, Nick wrote:
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.
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-
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).
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