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Re: st: Capture break in mata


From   George Vega Yon <g.vegayon@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Capture break in mata
Date   Wed, 2 Oct 2013 09:14:09 -0300

Hi!

Doing this in Unix also works just as expected. What's with Windows?
By the way, I'm running:

Windows 7 professional: Stata/IC 12.1
Unix: Stata/MP 12.1

Would appreciate very much if someone from Stata itself can help us =).

Best regards,

George Vega
George Vega Yon
7 647 2552
http://cl.linkedin.com/in/georgevegayon


2013/10/2 Phil Schumm <pschumm@uchicago.edu>:
> On Oct 1, 2013, at 6:25 PM, James Fiedler <jrfiedler@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I also tried
>>
>> real scalar myfunc() {
>>    real scalar bk, i, j
>>
>>    bk = setbreakintr(0)
>>    i = 0
>>    while (!breakkey() & i++ < 1e8) {
>>        for (j = 1; j <= 1e4; j++) {
>>        }
>>    }
>>
>>    breakkeyreset()
>>    (void) setbreakintr(bk)
>>
>>    return(i)
>> }
>>
>> and couldn't get it to work. When I hit the break button, I get a popup saying "Break disallowed at this time". Maybe this depends on some setting in Stata?
>
>
> This appears to be Windows-specific behavior (i.e., I too am able to replicate what you describe under Windows).  On OS X, it works as expected.  Perhaps someone with more experience on Windows could comment.
>
>
> -- Phil
>
>
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