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Re: st: -stylerules- updated on SSC
At 04:07 PM 4/13/2005 +0100, Nick Cox wrote:
"Well-written programs don't need many comments. (Comment: We could
certainly argue about that!)"
The package -stylerules- on SSC has been
updated. I started by making a few changes
in the light of Stata 9, but mostly thought
of some other things to mention while
I was doing that.
Yes, I might be one of those who quibbles a bit! One thing I find
confusing is when there are lots of programs in an ado file. Going through
them in isolation can be pretty confusing. Comments like "This routine
does...This routine is called by..." can help a lot. In any event,
comments don't slow the program down. I might say "Well-written programs
don't need many comments (but go ahead and write them anyway)."
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