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Re: st: Program error after installing Stata 12.1 for the MAC.


From   Fred Wolfe <fwolfe@arthritis-research.org>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Program error after installing Stata 12.1 for the MAC.
Date   Wed, 1 Feb 2012 16:21:23 -0600

Phil, That's what I suspected. But I remember that Stata said
somewhere that it was "smart enough" to handle all EOL forms. I think
the issue at that time was to handle Unix/Linux, Apple, and Windows
forms.

Fred

On Wed, Feb 1, 2012 at 4:00 PM, Phil Schumm <pschumm@uchicago.edu> wrote:
> On Feb 1, 2012, at 2:43 PM, Fred Wolfe wrote:
>> No, the previous version did have a newline. I always put in a newline! So, it worked on 12.0 OSX 10.72, but did not work on 12.1. I did verify that there was a newline. What made it work was adding another newline.
>
> On Feb 1, 2012, at 3:10 PM, Philip Ender wrote:
>> I just tested it on another ado program and it happened again.  Adding a second blank line allows the ado program to run.
>
>
> I believe this may be a function of the EOL characters in the file.  I just checked, and on my machine (Stata 12.1 born 30 Jan 2012), a single final newline is sufficient provided that the file uses linefeed as the EOL character (standard under Unix/Linux, and now under OS X).  However, if the file is saved with carriage returns instead, then two final newlines are required to get Stata to load the ado-file.  I believe that some text editors on OS X still don't use linefeed by default, and this would have been more likely if you had edited the file some time ago.
>
> You can convert from CR to LF with
>
>    tr '\r' '\n' < old_file.ado > new_file.ado
>
> or via -filefilter- from within Stata.
>
>
> -- Phil
>
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