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st: gettoken -- bug?


From   "Johannes Schmieder" <jfs2106@columbia.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: gettoken -- bug?
Date   Mon, 8 Sep 2008 15:10:23 -0400

Hi,
Can someone tell me whether this is intended behavior or a bug in
Stata (V10, SE Intercooled):

. local list `" "a b" c , d "'
. macro dir  // omitting the system macros
_list:           "a b" c , d
_one:           `"hello.dta"'

. gettoken one two : list , p(",")
. macro dir
_two:            c , d
_one:           a b
_list:           "a b" c , d

Shouldn't the local "one" contain:  "a b" c
rather than just: a b

If this is intended behavior this is not well documented in the help
file or the manual. I realize the first technical note in the manual
recommends to include " " as a parsing character, but this still seems
to be strange and not in line with the documentation.

Johannes Schmieder
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