Date: Fri, 3 Oct 2008 19:51:33 -0400
Reply-To: Lou <lpogoda@HOTMAIL.COM>
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From: Lou <lpogoda@HOTMAIL.COM>
Organization: Aioe.org NNTP Server
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.
Huh? Earlier this week, you asked "Has anyone got a file compare
utility written in sas? ... This is for "files" and not datasets."
What did you mean by "files" if not flat files?