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st: RE: truncate list


From   "Steichen, Thomas J." <SteichT@rjrt.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: truncate list
Date   Thu, 24 Mar 2005 22:04:51 -0500

Maria Montez writes (in part):
> Someone told me that if I split a list by typing /// where I 
> wanted it to split, then STATA wouldn't give me an error and 
> I would be able to see my entire list. Somehow this is not 
> working (I'm using version 8). 

/// works only _between_ parseable elements.  
Because a quoted string is a single element, it cannot be split.
Similarly, you could not split the command word -regress- with ///.

Use the /*
 */ form or an alternative delimiter for what you wish to do.

Tom

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