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Re: AW: st: replace-all can crash do-file


From   Mark Nichols <nichols.mark0@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: AW: st: replace-all can crash do-file
Date   Sat, 15 May 2010 20:02:35 -0700

Since when is endless loop not considered a crash.  This is silly.

Mark


On Sat, May 15, 2010 at 3:48 PM, Martin Weiss <martin.weiss1@gmx.de> wrote:
> <>
> Yes, in this case I get an endless loop as well. I would still insist it is not a crash, as Stata looks busy to me instead of shutting down without prior warning. Am I correct that [GSW] does not describe the tickboxes in the "replace" dialog box, but merely mentions its existence? Is there another entry for it anywhere else? I could not find one...
>
> HTH
> Martin
>
> -original message-
> Subject: RE: AW: st: replace-all can crash do-file
> From: "Kieran McCaul" <Kieran.McCaul@uwa.edu.au>
> Date: 16-05-2010 00:25
>
> ...
>
> The only way I can get Stata to crash with Martin's example, is if I check the "Regular expression" box in the Replace window and leave the others unchecked.  If I do that, then Stata will hang and clicking in the Replace window gives me the "not responding" message and the option of closing down Stata.
>
> Now, given that I don't have a regular expression in either the Find or Replace text, I wouldn't expect this to do anything, but I wouldn't expect it to cause Stata to crash either.
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Martin Weiss
> Sent: Saturday, 15 May 2010 8:59 PM
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: AW: AW: st: replace-all can crash do-file
>
>
> <>
>
> " My guess is that this is a Stata for Windows-specific problem."
>
>
> Not so sure: I tried the example in
> http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2010-05/msg00801.html on a windows
> machine, and nothing untoward happened to me there. So more information from
> those who have suffered from this problem is required, including (but not
> limited to) the output of the -update- command.
>
>
>
> HTH
> Martin
>
>
> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] Im Auftrag von Kit Baum
> Gesendet: Samstag, 15. Mai 2010 14:50
> An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Betreff: re: AW: st: replace-all can crash do-file
>
> <>
> My guess is that this is a Stata for Windows-specific problem. The do-file
> editor in Windows has a number of bells and whistles not present in other
> versions of Stata. The "find" dialog in Mac OS X do-file editor has a
> 'replace all' button, but it behaves as expected in a do-file containing
> multiple instances of, e.g., hh.
>
> Kit
>
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