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st: RE: some code that doesn't do what I expect
In addition to several clear explanations
note [U] 21.3.10 as documentation.
> 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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