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Re: st: smcl compatibility


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: smcl compatibility
Date   Thu, 1 Sep 2011 07:34:12 +0100

I am not aware of any switches or short-cuts here.

Older versions won't understand newer features of -smcl- any more than
older versions understand any other newer feature. The difference is
that new-fangled SMCL stuff is displayed uninterpreted; whereas for
other features the program typically won't run at all.

If you want something to show as intended in older versions, you need
to use the older equivalent, assuming that there is one. So, you need
to write in an old-fashioned way.

Nick

2011/8/31 Jorge Eduardo Pérez Pérez <perez.jorge@ur.edu.co>:

> I am planning on uploading a command to SSC. While writing the help
> file and working in Stata 12 , I noticed some recently added features
> to the smcl format such as -{viewer alsosee}- that allows one to
> create links to help files for other commands. I want to add these
> features to my helpfile, however, if I do so, the help file will not
> display properly in previous versions of Stata.
>
> My command runs on any version Stata 9.2 and posterior versions, so I
> want it to display properly in all the versions while still using the
> new features of smcl. Is there a way to do this? Like a syntax to tell
> smcl to read a line only if the help file is being displayed in Stata
> 12?
>

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