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Date:   Mon, 24 Sep 2007 22:29:41 -0400
Reply-To:   Catherine Kubitschek <>
Sender:   "SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:   Catherine Kubitschek <>
Subject:   Re: comments within commands .
Comments:   To: Richard Ristow <>
In-Reply-To:   <>
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Many thanks, Richard and Jonathan. That was exactly the problem and Richard's solution worked. -Catherine

At 9/24/2007 10:03 PM, Richard Ristow wrote: >At 09:42 PM 9/24/2007, Catherine Kubitschek wrote: > >>I'm trying to comment out part of a command in situ but I'm not having >>much luck getting it to run. >> >>match files file=Acad_013 /in=in013 >> /table=Acad_Tce /in=inTce >> /* /table=Acad_2006 /in=in2006 */ >> /by Id . >> >>The error message I'm getting indicates that the comment is ending the >>match files command. > >I'm afraid that's just what happens. As you quote from the Command >Syntax Reference, "The comment can be placed wherever a blank is >valid." Unfortunately, as a corollary or implementation quirk, for >parsing of code, a comment *IS* a blank. So your command is parsed as > >match files file=Acad_013 /in=in013 > /table=Acad_Tce /in=inTce > > /by Id . > >and the blank line ends it. I'd like to do what you want to, too, but >anyway, this should work (but untested): > >match files file=Acad_013 /in=in013 > /table=Acad_Tce /in=inTce > /* /table=Acad_2006 /in=in2006 */ /by Id .

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