Just when receiving your call to Test Your Code (below) I felt to post a
reply like that as well. I too was annoyed by some recent terribly erroneous
postings on %EVAL and %SYSEVALF. People should know better before screaming.
However, in general I appreciate all postings, including those that appear
to contain some slight error, because they have been provided as serious
I too sometimes have sent code, which was not quite error-free, or I made a
faulthy statement, but at the moment of contributing I thought it was
correct. Later I notified the list of my changed views with respect to that.
When contributing code to the list I seriously test it to try to make sure
it works as stated and intended. Errors may creep in always of course. It
should be recommended to test your code as far as could be regarded
reasonable. Of course the extent to what is reasonable could be discussed.
Regards - Jim.
Y. Groeneveld, MSc IMRO TRAMARKO tel. +31 412 407 070
senior statistician P.O. Box 1 fax. +31 412 407 080
5350 AA BERGHEM IMRO TRAMARKO: a CRO
J.Groeneveld@ITGroups.com the Netherlands in clinical research
"My job is to keep my computer working." - Jim Groeneveld
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ravi, Prasad [SMTP:Prasad.Ravi@WL.COM]
> Sent: Friday, November 12, 1999 3:48 PM
> To: SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
> Subject: **** Test Your Code ****
> Importance: High
> Please test your code before you post a reply to any problem here, I've
> checked some SAS code solutions suggested which gave me ERROR messages.
> Prasad Ravi