Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2001 09:35:48 -0500
Reply-To: Jim Agnew <agnew@HSC.VCU.EDU>
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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...
> 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.