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st: RE: literal single quotes


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: literal single quotes
Date   Thu, 4 Mar 2010 17:37:06 -0000

This sounds like the urge for setting up a delayed evaluation, on which
my advice is 

1. Use \` to insert a literal left quote if the urge is overwhelming. 

2. Better, resist the urge. Rewrite your code so that you don't need to
do it.  

This came up a few months ago, but I can't find my post. Martin Weiss
will probably remember it. 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

Feiveson, Alan H. (JSC-SK311)

Can someone please tell me how to define a local macro  that contains
literal single quotes? For example Suppose I want to do something like

local bull "count if `temp' > 0"

where `temp' is to be interpreted literally, not evaluated.

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