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


From   Thomas Jacobs <thomasjacobs@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Meaning of ! following * at the top of an ado file
Date   Fri, 20 Feb 2009 17:19:49 -0600

Gary,

Thanks very much for the explanation.

Tom

On Fri, Feb 20, 2009 at 5:13 PM, Gary Longton <glongton@fhcrc.org> wrote:
> Ado-file lines that start with *! are echoed by the -which- command,
> primarily to allow for easy version identification.
>
> Typically, programmers will include in their ado-files such a line with, at
> minimum, the (external) version number for the ado and the program
> version/revision date.
> However, any line included in the ado that starts with *! in the first two
> columns will be displayed by -which-.
>
> Eg. if -hprescott- has been installed:
>
>  . which hprescott
>  f:\ado\stbplus\h\hprescott.ado
>  *! hprescott 1.0.7 CFBaum  01aug2006
>
> - Gary
>
> Thomas Jacobs wrote:
>>
>> 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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