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st: converting macros into variables

From   Luhang Wang <[email protected]>
To   [email protected]
Subject   st: converting macros into variables
Date   Thu, 12 Feb 2009 23:05:21 -0500

Hi All,
Does anyone know an easy way of converting macros into variables?
I'm trying something like the following.
local x1=1
local x2=2
local vl "x1 x2"
foreach v of loc vl {
        gen "`v'"=`"`v'"'
I end up with error message
"x1 invalid name
How to interprete this?
I guess there is better method to achieve the goal. Any hint will be
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