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st: minor bug in -describe-?


From   Jeph Herrin <junk@spandrel.net>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: minor bug in -describe-?
Date   Wed, 29 Oct 2008 13:53:23 -0400



-in- is a reserved word in Stata, but it's also a very
common prefix for variable names. So I often run into
this:

. d in*
varlist not allowed
r(101);


Obviously, -describe- takes a varlist, but it won't take
a varlist that looks like a reserved word. A bug, right?
Or is there a reason for this?

thanks,
Jeph





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