Date: Thu, 9 Aug 2007 17:52:47 -0400
Reply-To: Dave Scocca <dave@SCOCCA.ORG>
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From: Dave Scocca <dave@SCOCCA.ORG>
Subject: Re: Conclusive Proof that SAS is Female (Just Kidding)
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Just to clarify--my email program is text-centric and ruthlessly converts
curly quotes to single quotes when sending things out. In Anthony's
original message, the quote marks in log line 46 were indeed curly quotes.
Yes, I'm sure it's not a heat-inspired hallucination.
--On 8/9/2007 5:48 PM -0400 Dave Scocca wrote:
> --On 8/9/2007 5:43 PM -0400 Anthony Pitruzzello wrote:
>> Having used SAS in a mainframe environment for years, I'm spending my
>> first day experimenting with PC SAS9. I was trying to read in a dataset,
>> and I'm totally perplexed by this result.
>> Attempt 1: Single Quotes Bombs
>> 46 libname lib 'd:\wf_1\computerpgms_notes\sas9pgms\temp';
>> Attempt 3: Single Quotes Succeeds!
>> 130 libname lib 'd:\wf_1\computerpgms_notes\sas9pgms\temp';
>> Can anyone explain why this occurs?
> Yep. Log line 46 has "curly quotes", which are not recognized by SAS.
> Log line 130 has normal straight single quotes, which are handled as
> Was line 46 written in something like a word processor and then pasted
> into SAS?