Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2002 15:18:57 -0400
Reply-To: "Fehd, Ronald J." <rjf2@CDC.GOV>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: "Fehd, Ronald J." <rjf2@CDC.GOV>
Subject: Re: poll: user-defined readonly macro variable
> From: Paul Thompson [mailto:paul@WUBIOS.WUSTL.EDU]
> >- - - - autoexec - - - -
> >%LET A_SPECIAL_TYPE_OF_GLOBAL = some value;
> >%readonly A_SPECIAL_TYPE_OF_GLOBAL;
> >- - - autoexec end - - - -
> I like the idea. I use %global variables extensively.
> However, what would be the rule to allow the value to be modified?
> Would you need to set it once,
> and, once the %readonly condition was applied,
> it could not be modified again?
That is what I would expect.
> The basic idea is very appealing.
1. Getting it on the SASware Ballot
2. Voting for it.
"... yes, those old v8s were powerful,
now with our new V12 engine ..."
Ron Fehd the macro maven CDC Atlanta GA USA RJF2@cdc.gov