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st: some code that doesn't do what I expect
I ran a do file that did something that I did not expect it do. Perhaps
someone would like to try to reproduce this behaviour, or point out my
mistake. I'm running Stata 8.2 on WinXP. Here's the log:
. do "test01"
. version 8
. use "data\sndata.dta"
. local foo "a_great_big_fish"
. save "data\`foo'.dta"
file data`foo'.dta saved
end of do-file
I expected `foo' to evaluate to "a_great_big_fish" in the save command.
Using a double slash fixes the problem ( i.e. -save "data\\`foo'.dta"- ).
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