Date: Wed, 7 May 1997 12:36:00 EST
Reply-To: "Fehd, Ronald J." <rjf2@PHPDLS1.EM.CDC.GOV>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: "Fehd, Ronald J." <rjf2@PHPDLS1.EM.CDC.GOV>
Subject: Re: Q: new macro book ??
/From: Sung-Il Cho <sungil@HOHP.HARVARD.EDU>
/I hear that there is a recent manual on macro language
/to replace the "SAS guide to macro processing, 2nd ed., 1990".
/Has anybody checked out how much new stuff it contains ?
/i.e. is it worth buying (I'm afraid so...) ?
Yes, I have seen and purchased it at SUGI.
Gotta take advantage of them conference discounts!
It was worth my bucks: I finally have a version of the NOBS macro that is
not a kludge.
The stuff on the use of the new function %SYSFUNC made my day.
Ron Fehd, the macro maven
CDC Atlanta GA
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55501 SAS Macro Lang Ref Ed1 $25.95
(c): 1997; pages: 292; chapters: 13
2: Sas Programs and Macro Processing
3: Macro Variables
4: Macro Processing
5: Scope of Macro Variables
6: Macro Expressions
7: Macro Quoting
8: Interfaces with the Macro Facility
9: Storing and Reusing Macros
10: Macro Facility Error Messages and Debugging
11: Writing Efficient and Portable Macros
12: Macro Language Elements
13: Macro Language Dictionary
1: Reserved Words in the Macro Facility
2: SAS Tokens
3: Syntax for Selected SAS Functions Used with the %SYSFUNC function