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st: RE: RE: Bug in comment - and comment on comment


From   "Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: RE: Bug in comment - and comment on comment
Date   Tue, 21 Sep 2010 12:21:57 +0200

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scatter weight mpg /* [fw=price]  /* 
   */ */ , ms(oh)
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does yield the desired result...


HTH
Martin


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Martin Weiss
Sent: Dienstag, 21. September 2010 12:18
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: st: RE: Bug in comment - and comment on comment


<>

I do not get your complaint! You opened two of those comments, and closed
only one. The output you get matches your input...


HTH
Martin

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Allan Reese
(Cefas)
Sent: Dienstag, 21. September 2010 11:43
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Cc: Stata Technical Support
Subject: st: Bug in comment - and comment on comment

Just found this in V10, so try it in other versions.  It's so blatant!

I have a long complex scatterplot command in a DO file, using /* */ to
ignore line ends.  
With the auto data, put this in a DO file.

scatter weight mpg [fw=price]  /* 
   */ , ms(oh)
di "here"

To see the graph with standard size markers, insert another
start-comment

scatter weight mpg /* [fw=price]  /* 
   */ , ms(oh)
di "here"

And no output!  But /* inside /* */ should be ignored.  "What appears
inside /* */ is ignored." (help comment).

-------
/* */ has another advantage I'd not noticed before.  When a command
extends over several lines and you want to comment it out of the DO
file, just add * to the first line and all following lines also start *
so are comments.

* scatter ... /*
  */ ... /*
  */ etc 


R Allan Reese
Senior statistician, Cefas
The Nothe, Weymouth DT4 8UB 

Tel: +44 (0)1305 206614 -direct
Fax: +44 (0)1305 206601 

www.cefas.co.uk 



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