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st: concatenating macros


From   "Wallace, John" <John_Wallace@affymetrix.com>
To   "'statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu'" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: concatenating macros
Date   Wed, 10 Nov 2004 11:13:00 -0800

Hi all:
I’m working within the Windows2000 OS and am having trouble getting paths
and filenames stored in local macros properly.
.local pathvar "F:\CELS\"
.local filename "35051403"
.local longname `pathvar'`filename'

.di “`longname’”
F:\CELS35051403    ←Stata output

The problem is that the final \ gets dropped from the path.

.di "`pathvar'"
F:\CELS\

Oddly, the initial macro seems to store this correctly

Changing the longname macro construction to...
.local longname `pathvar'`filename'
.di “`longname’”
F:\CELS35051403

...no effect

Any suggestions?

John Wallace | Research Associate | Test Method Development
AFFYMETRIX, INC. | 3380 Central Expressway | Santa Clara, CA 95051 | Tel: 
408-731-5574 | Fax:  408-481-0435


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