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Date:         Tue, 11 Dec 2001 09:35:48 -0500
Reply-To:     Jim Agnew <agnew@HSC.VCU.EDU>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Jim Agnew <agnew@HSC.VCU.EDU>
Organization: Virginia Commonwealth University
Subject:      Re: SAS Quote of the week
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tell me about it, when "they" use 200 char vars and i'm trying to do a simple proc print... ick...


Roland wrote: > > Nigel Tufnel <dousk8@HOTMAIL.COM> wrote in message > > > "..trim() every freaking char var in the entire program..." > > > > This is hilarous! > > It is also futile since it makes no difference. It only takes effect when > you are concatenating character variables. All character variables (does not > apply to macro variables) are padded out with spaces. After they are > "trimmed", they will still be padded out with spaces. That is the way SAS > works, for some odd reason.

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