Date: Tue, 28 Oct 1997 08:09:25 PST
Reply-To: William Viergever <email@example.com>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: William Viergever <wwvierg@IBM.NET>
Subject: Re: Good SAS Coding Practices
Addressed to: Joel Achtenberg <joel@WUBIOS.WUSTL.EDU>
** Reply to note from Joel Achtenberg <joel@WUBIOS.WUSTL.EDU> Tue, 28 Oct 1997 09:48:10 -0600
> Here's one more...my prejudice, with which I'm sure others may
> Avoid one-part dataset names for work datasets. Using WORK.XXXXX
> makes it easy to search your code for temporary datasets, and make
> global changes if necessary.
On mainframes I would agree b/c you often need to "point" to specific dasds
for "work"; on a PC I've become quite a bit more relaxed <g>.
Actually I'm partial ("prejudice" seems so harsh in this PC world) to a simple
progression of "tmp01" - "tmpN" which seems sufficient to ID temp datasets and
you still can "point" to different "work" areas.
Just my $0.02
Viergever & Associates