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Date:         Wed, 12 Jul 2006 12:09:18 -0400
Reply-To:     Richard Ristow <wrristow@mindspring.com>
Sender:       "SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Richard Ristow <wrristow@mindspring.com>
Subject:      Re: Multiple line syntax comments
Comments: To: Statisticsdoc <statisticsdoc@cox.net>
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At 09:30 AM 7/12/2006, Statisticsdoc wrote:

>Richard's point about using an asterisk to start each line of a >comment is sound advice. I would also suggest leaving a blank line >after the comment in case the ending period is omitted. For example, >the recode statement in the following example will take effect: > >* OOPS I forgot the period before an important recode statement > >RECODE THISVAR (1 2 = 9) . > >In the following example, SPSS reads the recode statement as a part >of the comment, and does not execute it. > >* OOPS I forgot the period before an important recode statement >RECODE THISVAR (1 2 = 9) .

Yeah. Confession: I think I'm nigh as careful a coder as we've got; and


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