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Re: st: adding quotes to a macro or variable


From   Keith Dear <keith.dear@anu.edu.au>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: adding quotes to a macro or variable
Date   Tue, 18 Mar 2008 08:34:38 +1100

Laura,
You can do this using compound quotes:

. local l `""xxx""'
. mac list _l
_l:             "xxx"

See -help quotes- for more.
Keith


At 08:18 AM 18/03/2008, you wrote:
Is there any way I could change a macro value from xxx to "xxx".

.local l="xxx"
.di "`l'"
xxx

I want the macro to actually be "xxx", including the quotes. I've tried adding them around with no success, and things like

. local l="xxx"

. local l='"`l'"'
'"xxx"' invalid name
r(198);

But as you can see I'm in need of help. I'm in version 10 on Windows XP.

thanks- Laura

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