"Shane Hornibrook" <shane_sasl_nospam1@SHANEHORNIBROOK.COM> wrote in message
> On Sat, 24 May 2003, Jay Cunington wrote:
> > >Are you saying that that is not the SOP at all SAS shops? Why would you
> > >not save the .LOG and .LIS files as a matter of course?
> > Lack of space?
> > I've worked in half a dozen different SAS shops. None saved the lists or
> > the logs. The feeling was identical input and programs means identical
> > output. We programmers know that isn't true in the real world, of
> > course.
> Lack of space? That's brutal! I would think that disk space would be
> cheaper than programmer time e.g if there was an audit. I don't think the
> FDA would take the programmer's word. What about using 'options nomprint'
> and the like, or gzipping the .log and .lis?
gzip would have to be "validated" software first, I think. And you wouldn't
be allowed to validate it in any case because it hasn't been validated.
That's the sort of thinking I have come across in the industry.
> Shane Hornibrook
> Mobile: (902)441-4158