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Re: st: RE: Version control questions
At 12:12 PM 4/29/2005 -0500, email@example.com wrote:
Thanks Ken. So, to modify Nick's example, if my program is written in 8.2
but I want to let the 9.0 users use the new level options, could I say
In Stata 9 you say
syntax ... , ... Level(cilevel) ...
This is better then saying
syntax ... , ... Level(real `c(level)') ...
because the -cilevel- option directive takes care of checking for
problems such as negative numbers, ...
local oktype = cond(`c(version)' < 9, "integer `c(level)'",
syntax ... , ... Level(`oktype')
Eventually I may write a version for Stata 9, but in the meantime it seems
a shame to cripple the program for Stata 8 users if all you are doing is
adding support for the new level options. There are lots of other
user-written programs that use integer levels, so programmers who are so
inclined could make one quick change in them without having to set version
to a higher number.
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