Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2003 00:07:42 +0100
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From: Real SAS User <sasuser@GUILDENSTERN.DYNDNS.ORG>
Subject: Re: %include versus SAS Autocall Facility
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on Fri, Jun 20, 2003 at 08:24:15AM -0700, Jeff Voeller (c-jeff.voeller@MCI.COM) wrote:
> On Friday, June 20, 2003 6:27 AM, Jennifer R. Holdcraft wrote:
> > My co-workers main reason for wanting the %include is that he
> > says it is nice for documentation purposes, because
> > at the top of the program you have all of the %includes
> Quibble: You *can* have everything at the top, but you certainly don't
> *have* to. As long as the %include occurs before the macro is called,
> everything runs fine. If that's 3000 lines into the program, it's still not
> a problem.
> Personally, I find using the autocall facility "cleaner" and
> every-so-slightly easier. Being able to call a macro without first having
> to %include it just means less typing and maintenance.
Not to mention changing embedded %INCLUDEs in 5,993 separate source
My vote goes with autocall.
Charming man. I wish I had a daughter so I could forbid her to marry one...