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Date:         Fri, 9 Jun 2000 16:51:46 -0400
Reply-To:     "Willis, James" <James.Willis@BCBSFL.COM>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         "Willis, James" <James.Willis@BCBSFL.COM>
Subject:      Re: Suggestion: Offer a reward for finding errors in documentatio
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To requote what was so eloquently said:

Did you ever see a house fly?

Spell checkers would not see the error.

> ---------- > From: Michael S Hines[SMTP:mshines@PURDUE.EDU] > Reply To: Michael S Hines > Sent: Friday, June 09, 2000 4:05 PM > To: SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU > Subject: Re: Suggestion: Offer a reward for finding errors in > documentation > > Personal observation - reading is becoming a lost art, and proof reading > an > even more lost art. > > proof - the newspapers, SAS Documentation, ... > > A wise old sage once said - "There is no difference between a person who > cannot read, and one who does not". (or something like that). > > proof - all the "read the fine manuals" comments here (or maybe not so > fine > now?).... > > M Hines > mshines@purdue.edu > > > -----Original Message----- > From: SAS(r) Discussion [mailto:SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU]On Behalf Of Jack > Hamilton > Sent: Friday, June 09, 2000 1:02 PM > To: SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU > Subject: Suggestion: Offer a reward for finding errors in documentation > > > SAS Institute should follow Donald Knuth's practice of awarding > $2.56 to the first discoverer of an error in one of his books. > > See <http://Sunburn.Stanford.EDU/~knuth/taocp.html>: > > Rewards > > The first finder of any error in my books receives $2.56; > significant suggestions are also worth $0.32 each. At present > the books are almost brand new, so your chances of finding a > previously unreported error today are much better than they > will be a month from now. Indeed, if you are really a careful > reader, you may be able to recoup more than the cost of the > books this way. > > > > "John Iwaniszek" <jiwaniszek@NC.RR.COM> wrote: > > >Has anyone else noticed a large number of missleading and incorrect > >information in the V8 online docs? For example, in the entry about Proc > >Printto, the NEW option syntax is listed as NEW='filename', not NEW > >FILE='filename' or NEW PRINT='filename', etc. > > > >Granted I am still using 612 but I would not expect the syntax to change > >this radically. Of course, they could have left the old functionality > >alone and added the NEW= option. > > > > -- > JackHamilton@FirstHealth.com > Development Manager, Technical Group > METRICS Department, First Health > West Sacramento, California USA > >

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