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Date:         Mon, 29 Nov 2004 14:04:57 -0800
Reply-To:     Jeff Voeller <Jeff.Voeller@MCI.COM>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Jeff Voeller <Jeff.Voeller@MCI.COM>
Subject:      Re: Smallest SAS program?
In-Reply-To:  <30vlgkF34gfpbU1@uni-berlin.de>
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You *can* get away with a zero-byte SAS program in z/OS:

//SYSIN DD * followed by nothing at all results in:

NOTE: The initialization phase used 0.11 CPU seconds and 7278K. NOTE: The SAS session used 0.11 CPU seconds and 7278K. NOTE: SAS Institute Inc., SAS Campus Drive, Cary, NC USA 27513-2414

-----Original Message----- From: SAS(r) Discussion [mailto:SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of Richard A. DeVenezia Sent: Sunday, November 28, 2004 8:05 PM To: SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU Subject: Re: Smallest SAS program?

Bruce Erlichman wrote: > dat; > ru;

Here are some short SAS programs - each is one line and ends sas

dm'bye; dm'by; dm'by dm'bye endsas; endsa;

Do any of these one liners count ? ; *; %*; %put; run; ru; (generates a warning)

This might be the shortest program that creates an external file --- dat; fil'x'; ru; ---

An interesting non-program that locks up sas is ...\sas.exe -initcmd 'bye'

If it didn't lockup, one might claim the shortest sas program is zero bytes long.

In batch mode, the shortest is zero. Presume zero.sas is a file with no content. ...\sas.exe -sysin zero.sas

-- Richard A. DeVenezia http://www.devenezia.com/


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