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st: RE: mulitple comments using // and #d;


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: mulitple comments using // and #d;
Date   Fri, 1 Sep 2006 20:25:00 +0100

The comment is a (logical) line too. It needs a delimiter. 

I just can't work up this enthusiasm for ; as delimiters 
unless you are really a C or SAS programmer trapped in a Stata 
user's body. /// pretty much frees you of the need
to use ; , even if you do have lots of long lines. 

And variants on this question arise so frequently that 
it underlines the impression that ; is more difficult to 
use than plain old carriage returns. 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

Dimitriy V. Masterov
 
> Does anyone understand why multiple "//" comments and using ";" as a
> delimiter fail? I am baffled.
> 
> Here's code that demonstrates the problem:
> 
> #delimit cr
> // comment1
> // comment2
> pwd
> 
> #delimit;
> // comment1
> pwd;
> 
> // comment1
> // comment2
> pwd;

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