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st:advantage of using #delimit ;


From   Man Jia <jia.m@neu.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st:advantage of using #delimit ;
Date   Wed, 2 Jul 2008 14:01:59 -0400 (EDT)

Dear statalists,

As to long lines in do-files, I know I can use #delimit ; to change the 
end-of-line delimiter to ';'. Or I can use /// or /**/comment indicator.

 So, I was wondering if there's any advantage of using #delimit ; 
instead of /// or /**/. I'm thinking  the first method means you have  
to type ; at the end of each line,while if I use the second way  I need 
to type /// or /**/ only when there are long lines. But I do have seen 
a lot of people prefer #delimit ;. Is there any reason for this?

Thanks for your time!

Mandy
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