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st: adoupdate question

From   Richard Williams <>
Subject   st: adoupdate question
Date   Mon, 29 Jun 2009 16:06:25 -0400

I wonder if -adoupdate- becomes potentially dangerous for people who don't update their Stata version. Suppose you have Stata 10, and you have a routine you downloaded from SSC that works with Stata 10. Then, the author updates the program so it requires Stata 11. When you run -adoupdate-, won't the version that works with Stata 10 get overwritten by the version that requires Stata 11?

Most authors will probably keep a renamed version of the earlier program available, but it might be nice if adoupdate warned you when you were about to update to a program you can't run.

Richard Williams, Notre Dame Dept of Sociology
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