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RE: st: Recognizing the full length of a macro


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: Recognizing the full length of a macro
Date   Fri, 4 Mar 2005 15:45:47 -0000

I note that 

local l : length local macroname 

has greater limits than -length()-. I haven't 
played to see what they are. 

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

Sebastian Buechte 

> I want to express my strong support for that issue. It is on 
> my wishlist, too.

Fred Wolfe

> > Stata SE allows a macro to have a length <= 1,081,511. 
> However string
> > functions including length() and index() don't recognize 
> lengths greater
> > than 245.
> > 
> > Perhaps recognizing the full length of macro could be added 
> to the wish
> > list. Until that time, however, I suggest this limitation 
> be added to the
> > help limits and help strfun files.

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