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st: Comment oddity with #delimit ;


From   brendan.halpin@ul.ie (Brendan Halpin)
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: Comment oddity with #delimit ;
Date   Thu, 14 Apr 2011 12:28:21 +0100

Consecutive comments can cause a problem when using semi-colons to
delimit:

+- test.do -----------------------------------------------------------------
#delimit ;
di "test one";

// Comment line one;
// Comment line two;

di "test two";
+---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Do-ing this yeilds the following:

+---------------------------------------------------------------------------
. do test.do

. #delimit ;
delimiter now ;
. di "test one";
test one

. // Comment line one;
> // Comment line two;
unrecognized command:  / invalid command name
r(199);

end of do-file

r(199);
+---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Semi-colons at the end of comments have no effect.
Dropping either of the comments resolves the problem.
Reverting to -#delimit cr- resolves the problem. 
Using C-style comments (/* ... */) resolves the problem.

This is Stata 11, under Linux.

Am I missing something or is this a bug?

Brendan
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