Date: Wed, 3 Mar 1999 15:52:33 -0700
Reply-To: Jack Hamilton <JackHamilton@FIRSTHEALTH.COM>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: Jack Hamilton <JackHamilton@FIRSTHEALTH.COM>
Subject: Re: SAS 7.0 preliminary comments
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SI said at the last SUGI that the syntax-sensitive editor was not part of SAS, but that it might be added if users wanted it.
I have no idea why they thought there would be anyone who wouldn't want that feature.
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>>> Jaclyn Whitehorn <jaclyn@BAMA.UA.EDU> 03Mar1999 14:35:43 >>>
Aw, man --- I was under the impression that the color-coded syntax was
part of SAS 7 as well, and I was very excited. :( I do web pages,
too, and HTML editors have spoiled me! Maybe if we beg hard enough it
will be in version 8?
FWIW, a gentleman who works here programmed for IBM for quite a few
years, and they started using color-coded parsers for their various
programming languages long ago ... and (according to him) productivity
increased dramatically. Makes it much easier to detect stupid errors
(the missing semicolon!!!)
So it's not just an aesthetic issue ;)