Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2001 12:47:35 -0400
Reply-To: Quentin McMullen <QuentinMcMullen@WESTAT.COM>
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From: Quentin McMullen <QuentinMcMullen@WESTAT.COM>
Subject: Re: SAS Comments
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John Whittington wrote (in part):
> An unmatched quote within a *...; type of comment is no problem.
I agree that is true for open code. But more than once I have caused
problems for myself by writing comments that inlcude unmatched quotes, then
later deciding to use the code in a macro, e.g.:
56 %macro test;
57 data a;
58 x=1; *isn't this fun?;
60 %mend test;
WARNING: Missing %MEND statement.