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st: "///" line continuation marker & win/unix?
I have some ado files containing lines that use the "///" end of line
continuation marker. These files are saved on a Win/XP machine using an
editor. To exchange these files with remote colleagues, I currently (a)
upload each ado file to a virtual windows (samba) drive held on a Unix
machine, and then (b) attach said files to my email message, and send.
Problem: the recipients find problems with lines ending in "///". As a
result the ado file doesn't work. The error message indicates that Stata
is not continuing on to the next line.
I suspect that the problem may be to do with different end-of-line
treatments in Win and Unix environment, but am not sure. (A hidden line
feed being added?
[I admit that the problem might arise elsewhere, but this is where the
smoking gun is.]
Any comments & suggestions, please? My quick Googling and -findit- was
For what it's worth, putting all the files into a zip file archive and
sending that using steps (a) and (b) above appears to avoid the problems
Changing the "///" in the original files to use /* and */ over lines
appears to solve the problem too but I have not been able to verify that
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