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Re: st: Syntax highlighting

From   Nick Cox <>
Subject   Re: st: Syntax highlighting
Date   Wed, 4 Apr 2012 20:44:16 +0100

I see no problem with this code. Note that in Stata 12 (which you are
assumed to be using unless you state otherwise) -rename- can be used
for such changes and no loop is needed.


On Wed, Apr 4, 2012 at 8:33 PM, Darves, Derek <> wrote:
>>Hi All,
> When using an external text edit program with the stata commands loaded I
> find that any loop in the file does not seem to "close," such that syntax
> is incorrectly highlighted from the loop forward. Is this something wrong
> with the code here:
> foreach var of varlist x1 x2 x3 {
> capture rename `var' `=lower("`var'")'
> }
> It runs fine in Stata but seems to cause a problem with syntax
> highlighting, where everything to follow is treated as a comment.
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