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RE: st: Does a do file know its own name?


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: Does a do file know its own name?
Date   Sun, 19 Aug 2007 16:01:20 +0100

As regards the -creturn- idea, the fact that 
do files can call other do files -- which is 
half the point of some contributions to this thread --
has implications for that. Normally a returned 
result of this kind would be a single filename, 
which might be the last do-file called. I guess
there is no insuperable barrier to returning 
a vector of filenames somehow, so that the names of 
all those currently running are somehow accessible. 
How far that would be needed or used by anybody 
I don't know. 

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

Skinner Jane Dr (MED)
 
> Many thanks to everybody who replied.  I have installed dolog -
> thanks, Roger!  (It's essentially the same as Nick's suggestion,
> with some further refinements.)
> 
> I would like to add my voice to those who would like to see a
> "currently running" section accessible by creturn.  I quite often
> write customised output to csv files, and it would be nice if these
> could have the same name as their do-file creators, without the
> necessity of having a wrapper command to run do files with filenames
> as arguments.
> 

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