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st: RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: concatenating macros
No; nothing in here except the precise
manual reference hinges on the difference
between Stata 7 and Stata 8. The overloading
of \ as a DOS/Windows file separator and as
an escape character is a very old problem.
> Thanks Dan and Nick. With Dan's suggestion the code runs perfectly.
> Perhaps it's a V7 vs V8 difference, but the documentation is at [U]
> 21.3.9 in my books. I should probably invest in a new set anyway.
> The issue is documented at [U] 21.3.10.
> Dan Menes
> > I find backslashes in path names cause no end of trouble in
> > Stata. Whenever dealing with filenames, my first action is always
> > local pathvar: subinstr local pathvar "\\" "/", all
> > The problem is backslashes can have special meanings when
> > Stata tries to parse the line--they don't always get read as
> > literal backslashes. In particular, I suspect in your
> > example the backslash is getting read as a modifier on the
> > quotation mark.
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