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RE: st: adoupdate question |

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Tue, 30 Jun 2009 14:37:39 -0500 |

At 12:25 PM 6/30/2009, Nick Cox wrote:

1. Help files have changed in suffix and withinSMCL there have been numerous changes. None ofthis is fatal but it can prove challengingespecially for naïve or inexperienced users.

Thus without disputing the value of the strategywhich Alan identifies I find it usually easierto peal off old programs as say -foobar10- if-foobar- is much revised under 11 and I lack thetime or the incentive to maintain support forusers 10 within -foobar-. (Indeed I suspect thatthis particular convention that the numberindicates Stata version required, rather thanversion of the program, was introduced by me.)-foobar10- is then announced as "frozen as was"and the implication is that people on Stata 11should not download the new -foobar- as the old -foobar- is all they can use.

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**Follow-Ups**:**RE: st: adoupdate question***From:*Richard Williams <Richard.A.Williams.5@ND.edu>

**RE: st: adoupdate question***From:*"Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>

**References**:**st: adoupdate question***From:*Richard Williams <Richard.A.Williams.5@ND.edu>

**Re: st: adoupdate question***From:*Alan Riley <ariley@stata.com>

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