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Re: st: undocumented command *


From   Steven Samuels <sjhsamuels@earthlink.net>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: undocumented command *
Date   Fri, 26 Sep 2008 18:31:35 -0400

On Sep 26, 2008, at 5:48 PM, Gabi Huiber wrote:
Right, * is a comment marker, but should it be used?



"*" is great for creating boxes, to me the most readable way to display comments.

********************************
* Here Is *
* A Box *
********************************

The alternative "/*" and "*/" can also set off comments with boxes. But if I introduce a space between the two symbols (or if an email program does it), code will fail. "*" doesn't have this problem.

-Steve



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