Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2008 07:04:56 -0700
Reply-To: RolandRB <rolandberry@HOTMAIL.COM>
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From: RolandRB <rolandberry@HOTMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: "Because you cannot re-create the source statements from a
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On Mar 29, 1:58 pm, datan...@GMAIL.COM ("data _null_,") wrote:
> From V9.2 What's New in SAS
> New Options for the %MACRO Statement
> The SECURE option enables you to write secure macros that protect
> intellectual property contained in stored compiled macros.
> I haven't tested this as I don't have V9.2, perhaps someone with V9.2
> could test it out for us.
> However, not having anything worth "hiding" and as I "don't know
> anything" this all seems pointless to me.
I can read the documentation on sas 9.2 as can any monkey, as you have
discovered, but I fail to be able to reconcile the statement for the
sas 9.1.3 documentation where it states "Because you cannot re-create
the source statements from a compiled macro" with the very obvious
fact that all the source statements are still there if you use a
simple text editor to browse the macro you have compiled under sas
9.1.3. I find it a little annoying to use this crap software named
"sas" with its associated misleading documentation. I pray for the day
when this mess is taken over by CA and sold for a fair price like $50.