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RE: st: RE: -clemao_io- broken in Stata 9? - Addendum


From   Nick Winter <nw53@cornell.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   RE: st: RE: -clemao_io- broken in Stata 9? - Addendum
Date   Fri, 17 Jun 2005 10:35:08 -0400

It seems to me the complaint was not that -version 7- (or whatever) did not magically recreate 7 in its entirety.

Rather that a program written under 7, with an appropriate version statement, now no longer runs. Isn't the whole point of -version- to prevent that?

--Nick Winter


At 10:27 AM 6/17/2005, you wrote:

At 11:00 AM 6/17/2005 +0100, Nick Cox wrote:
I want to comment generally on the idea
of version control. There seems to be a
folklore idea that version control is a
Stata variant on time travel, so that
saying (e.g.)

version 7

means that everything is exactly as it
was when Stata 7 was what you were dealing
with. This is not so. The only way to
experience the totality of Stata 7
is to use Stata 7.
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