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Re: st: RE: Too update or not
Thank you Nick. I was out of town last week, so I miss
most of this discussion.
--- Nick Cox <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Ricardo Ovaldia
> > Pardon me if I am wrong, but I though I read a
> > from someone last week indicating problems with an
> > update. Am I correct, or did I just dreamed
> > this?Anyway, is it save to update Stata 8.1 now,
> > should I wait for the next update release?
> The whole thread can be picked
> from the archives and need not be recapitulated
> The official line, explained by Alan Riley, is
> to -update-; at worst you may find in some
> that you copy and paste text into the Viewer
> when you didn't intend to.
> I support this recommendation.
> Every substantial update fixes a few dozen
> mostly small bugs and glitches, yet by accident
> a few more, mostly themselves fixed very
> quickly, often before you had probably noticed
> them, let alone been bitten by them. A lot of eyes
> and hands are interacting with Stata.
> Did you notice ...? Well, I won't say what it was,
> because it's been fixed already, but it was
> embarrassing to those responsible.
> That's the nature of software production, and anyone
> who doubts
> that it is most welcome to sit down, write the
> perfect program -- or even help file -- and send it
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