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st: RE: st: Have I discovered a bug in st_isname()?


From   "Newson, Roger B" <r.newson@imperial.ac.uk>
To   "'statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu'" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: st: Have I discovered a bug in st_isname()?
Date   Mon, 1 Jun 2009 16:31:00 +0100

Thanks to Bill for his prompt and very helpful reply. I look forward to seeing this bug fixed in a future update.

Best wishes

Roger


Roger B Newson BSc MSc DPhil
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Respiratory Epidemiology and Public Health Group
National Heart and Lung Institute
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-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of William Gould, StataCorp LP
Sent: 01 June 2009 15:34
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: Re: st: Have I discovered a bug in st_isname()?

Roger Newson <r.newson@imperial.ac.uk> writes, 

> It seems that [Mata funnction] st_isname() accepts, "Stata names" with
> embedded spaces as being valid Stata names.
> [...]
> Is this behaviour of st_isname() a bug or a feature? 

It's a bug.  We will fix it.

-- Bill
wgould@stata.com
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