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From   "Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: undocumented command *
Date   Fri, 26 Sep 2008 22:44:31 +0200

That was the original post by Sergiy:
http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2007-08/msg00519.html

HTH
Martin
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----- Original Message ----- From: "Eva Poen" <eva.poen@gmail.com>
To: <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Sent: Friday, September 26, 2008 10:41 PM
Subject: Re: st: undocumented command *



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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