Date: Tue, 19 Aug 1997 03:38:55 GMT
Reply-To: Theo DP <theodp@AOL.COM>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: Theo DP <theodp@AOL.COM>
Organization: AOL http://www.aol.com
Subject: Re: SAS nightmares
>Subject: Re: SAS nightmares
>From: Anthony Ayiomamitis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Date: Mon, 18 Aug 1997 13:18:18 -0400
>Angelo Tinazzi wrote:
>> I'm really bored about the problems SAS cause everytime is updated;
>> I cannot understand why new SAS releases, sometime, cannot support old
>> features!!!!! This means that some day I have to change the color of
>> my hair or something else to permits SAS to run well? I'm jocking now,
>> but even if I'm a SAS user for about 7 years, in this last 2 months
>> working for about 10 hours a day as full SAS programmer, I discovered
>> a lot of problems, not last the bad error checking and notify! One day
>> I will send an e-mail telling you my last 2 months SAS nightmare!
>> I'm really proud to be a SAS user, as always I love to say, but I
>> don't want to became crazy for that `-(
>> Any new `good' suggestions are welcome and any other comments as well
> You should see the "experience" we went through when SAS/AF was
>dramatically changed between Version 5 and Version 6! This drastic
>change was even more painful for consultants who are supposed to be
>experts in the SAS products ... one had to learn and master everything
>overnight so that a client would not be looking at someone training and
>learning on their time and site ....
> Just look at it this way ... once you master version 6, version 7
>will be just around the corner for both of us! Not only do you have to
>learn the NEW features and options in version 7 but you must pick up the
>changes and "enhancements" as well!
> Don't you love software? I do ... <g> ...
>P.S. I do not fault SAS on this issue as they must keep up with the
>industry. It is the industry and the competitive forces within it that
>are causing these changes ... and for the better.
Look on the bright side - at least your're better off than using Microsoft
products, which seem to give me different results from minute to minute,
let alone from release to release!