Date: Fri, 3 Oct 2008 07:54:46 -0700
Reply-To: RolandRB <rolandberry@HOTMAIL.COM>
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From: RolandRB <rolandberry@HOTMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: a proposed framework for macro validation
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On Oct 3, 3:05 pm, "Lou" <lpog...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> "RolandRB" <rolandbe...@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> > I'll have a special macro containing the above macros plus a
> > declaration of the global macro parameters so that it gets called at
> > job start and compiles the macros. These macros are for macro testing
> > purposes only and will never be used for anything else.
> Does anyone else see an infinite regression gathering steam here? If there
> are macros to validate macros, how do we know that the validation macros are
> valid? Somewhere this process has to bottom out.
The validation macros themselves are aimed to be very simple and not
used for anything else. In fact I desingned them to be useless outside
their own construct. For example, nobody in their right mind would use
a sas method to compare two flat files.