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Re: st: Creating a local macro with a colon


From   "Friedrich Huebler" <fhuebler@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Creating a local macro with a colon
Date   Mon, 21 Apr 2008 10:51:46 -0400

Adrian,

Out of curiosity, why do you need a macro name with a colon?

Friedrich

On Mon, Apr 21, 2008 at 10:39 AM, Adrian Sayers <adriansayers@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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