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st: /* */ comments inside Stata program


From   "Joseph Coveney" <jcoveney@bigplanet.com>
To   "Statalist" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: /* */ comments inside Stata program
Date   Sat, 7 Jun 2008 18:38:11 +0900

I thought that we can use /* */ to temporarily comment-out code for
debugging, but I'm obviously doing something wrong here (below).  Can
someone point it out to me?

Joseph Coveney

. program define happy
 1. version 10
 2. syntax varlist
 3. tempvar tmpvar0 tmpvar1
 4. /* quietly */ foreach var of local varlist {
 5. display in smcl as text "Happy"
 6. }
 7. end

. set trace on

. happy hgt wgt
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
begin happy ---
- version 10
- syntax varlist
- tempvar tmpvar0 tmpvar1
- /* quietly */ foreach var of local varlist {
unrecognized command:  / invalid command name
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
end happy ---
r(199);


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