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Re: st: undocumented command *


From   "Eva Poen" <eva.poen@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: undocumented command *
Date   Fri, 26 Sep 2008 21:41:53 +0100

Arrgghh, of course. Maybe I should get some sleep.

I find -help undocumented- contradictory... But useful, thanks for the pointer.
Eva


2008/9/26 Richard Goldstein <richgold@ix.netcom.com>:
> this is a comment; see -help comment-
>
> you might also want to see -help undocumented-
>
> Rich
>
> Eva Poen wrote:
>>
>> Today I stumbled upon this neat little command -*-, whose only purpose
>> in life seems to be to do nothing at all, and swallow everything
>> behind it:
>>
>> * blah blubb this does not make any sense but Stata doesn't complain,
>> surprisingly
>>
>> (Try typing this in Stata.) I found it while implementing some
>> entertaining dots for my exact unconditional test program, in the
>> style of -simulate- etc. I examined simulate.ado, and there it was.
>> -which *- shows that it officially doesn't exist.
>>
>> I was wondering if there are more of these "hidden gems", which might
>> be useful in programming, but are not only undocumented but also
>> invisible for -which-. Any suggestions?
>>
>> Eva
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