Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2005 14:52:33 -0800
Reply-To: michael healy <email@example.com>
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From: michael healy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: macro parameter question
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I am writing a macro that will dichotomize a variable and optionally reflect the variable. As an option to the reflection subcommand, i want to be able to specify whether to replace the original variable or not. I want the format to look like this:
varPrep <varlist> (val1, val2) /command subcommand.
varPrep someVar (1, 2) /reflect replace.
--dichomtomizes, reflects, and replaces the original reflected variable.
varPrep someVar (1, 2) /reflect.
--dichomtomizes, and reflects into a new var "someVarReflected"
I've got the <varlist> and the (val1, val2) set in the macro call, but I'm a bit lost on how to do the "/command subcommand because it can be 1 or 2 items.
I'd appreciate any input on this. I'm not married to this format. I'm just bored of writing all my macros like this...
varPrep <varlist> (1, 2) /replace = yes /reflect = no.