Date: Tue, 14 Jul 1998 16:33:15 -0400
Reply-To: Douglas Dame <dougdame@HPE.UFL.EDU>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: Douglas Dame <dougdame@HPE.UFL.EDU>
Subject: Re: %INCLUDE on MVS 6.09
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Mary Esther Colwell wrote:
> Is there any advantage to using multiple '%include' rather
> than having the code in one program?
In addition to the previous answers, the original programmer/s used may have
this technique to:
* modularize the program for developing/testing (a %include being very
easy to "turn off" once that part of the data processing has been perfected
and a non-work SAS dataset has been created to save the results),
* simply to make the structure and flow of the program more obvious (e.g.,
if the %included code amounts to 20, 60, or 200 pages of code).
I do not believe there is a significant impact machine-wise either way, the
primary benefit (in this case) is how it helps the programmer/s organize the
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