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st: RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: concatenating macros


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: concatenating macros
Date   Wed, 10 Nov 2004 22:28:52 -0000

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. 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

Wallace, John
 
> 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.
 
Nick Cox
 
> 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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