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st: Creating a local macro with a colon


From   "Adrian Sayers" <adriansayers@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: Creating a local macro with a colon
Date   Mon, 21 Apr 2008 15:39:08 +0100

Dear all,

I am having trouble creating a macro with a colon.

I have just started working in two locations and in essence the server
name is a little different in each place.

in essence i want to delcare a macro which is `R:' followed by a string

like this:

local R: "\\myserver.ac.uk\myfolder"

di "`R:'"
\\myserver.ac.uk\myfolder

however i get this error message

"\\myserver.ac.uk\myfolder not allowed

I know that local macros have extended functions which use colons is
there any way of getting round this?
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