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st: problem with _request()


From   Michael Norman Mitchell <Michael.Norman.Mitchell@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: problem with _request()
Date   Wed, 17 Mar 2010 10:35:59 -0700

Greetings

In a recent post, Carl had troubles using "display _request()". I have need for this and am also having troubles with this.

  I have a simple do-file named test.do

---- test.do ----
display "What is your name?" _request(yourname)
display "`yourname'"
---- test.do ----

When I run this, I expect it to display my name back. But this is what I get...


. do test.do
. display "What is your name?" _request(yourname)
What is your name?. Michael
. display "`yourname'"


.
.
end of do-file

  Am I using this incorrectly? Can anyone else confirm this as a problem?

Many thanks,

Michael
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