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RE: st: adoupdate question


From   Richard Williams <Richard.A.Williams.5@ND.edu>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>, "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: adoupdate question
Date   Tue, 30 Jun 2009 20:56:06 -0500

At 02:11 PM 6/30/2009, Nick Cox wrote:
I don't think that's true at all. I've done this, Ben Jann does it a
lot, and I'm sure there are other examples.

Richard Williams

With Alan's approach, I suppose a wildly
ambitious programmer could also support version
control, although I am not aware of a single
user-written program that does that.

To clarify, I know that lots of people like you will provide a foobar8, foobar7, etc. when you release a new version. By version control, I was thinking of how Stata does it, e.g.

version 7: foobar

which would cause foobar to revert to its version 7 behavior. I don't know of any user written programs that do that, i.e most programmers just seem to write a foobar7, a foobar8, etc. But, I could be missing some.


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