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st: Meaning of ! following * at the top of an ado file


From   Thomas Jacobs <thomasjacobs@gmail.com>
To   StataList <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: Meaning of ! following * at the top of an ado file
Date   Fri, 20 Feb 2009 16:35:15 -0600

Hi, can someone tell me the purpose of appending ! to the comment
indicator at the start of an ado file such as :

. ssc type hprescott.ado

*! hprescott 1.0.7 CFBaum  01aug2006
*  from hprescott(8).ado 1.0.4  18jun2006

remaining output cut off

Thanks.

Tom

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