Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2008 11:22:04 -0500
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From: Nat Wooding <Nathaniel.Wooding@DOM.COM>
Subject: Re: Need to constantly restart SAS
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You say that the code appears in the log with no comment which I interpret
as meaning that you see no notes at the end of each step boundary. A couple
of good possibilities are that 1) you have never ended a macro definition
and 2) never closed a /* */ comment.
If you are submitting your code by first highlighting a chunk and then
submitting and perhaps not highlighting a %mend or a */, it is really easy
to cause problems like the ones above.
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GA.EDU> Need to constantly restart SAS
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I recently transitioned form mainframe to PC SAS9. I notice that
sometimes, seemingly at random periods, if I run a SAS program with an
error in it, I correct the error, rerun the program, but the program
doesn't appear to actually run. The log records an exact copy of the
program without any comment at all. I have to shut down the application,
restart it, then the program will run. I have no idea why this happens
some days but not others.
I notice this happens only if the program fails to run properly the first
time, which leads me to think this may be a clever way that SAS
periodically punishes programmers for sloppy work (which I am sometimes
guilty of) in an effort to raise the general programming level. My other
theory is that it has something to do with the Earth's magnetic field.
However, I'm hoping someone may have a more actionable explanation.
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