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RE: st: Date/time and "log close" after error message

From   Fred Wolfe <>
Subject   RE: st: Date/time and "log close" after error message
Date   Tue, 02 Dec 2003 14:20:04 -0600

At 08:07 PM 12/2/2003 +0000, you wrote:
Turn on the trace at the previous line!
The problem arose for me in a situation where there were a series of -foreach- and/or forvalues loops, some nested. In order to turn on trace at the "previous line" I had to find where the crash occurred. So I had many (10?) minutes of watching traces display on the screen before the error was shown. If there were an indication of the failure line, I could then go to the "previous line" and save much time.

As the last trace could presumably be kept in memory,
this does sound possible, except that
I guess that the trace would have to
be displayed after a crash (not a problem,
in my view).

So you could have

. set lasttrace on
meaning that you get a more detailed
report on a crash.

Is this possible?
I don't know, but perhaps Stata has an undocumented command to allow one to come up with this information?



Fred Wolfe

> High on my wish list for
> Stata is the
> ability to have a program that produce an error optionally
> display the line
> or line #  where the program fails or to turn on trace at
> the previous line.

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