|Date: ||Sun, 18 Jun 2000 17:11:36 +0200|
|Reply-To: ||Lex Jansen <l.jansen@NO_SPAMLEX-JANSEN.DEMON.NL>|
|Sender: ||"SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||Lex Jansen <l.jansen@NO_SPAMLEX-JANSEN.DEMON.NL>|
|Subject: ||Re: V8 Macro oddity|
"KenMon" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Thanks for your comments and suggestions.
> I still am curious why they reverted to the old form. Are there that many
> shops still running V5 that SAS wants to upgrade to V8? Another great
> mystery, I guess.
quote from SAS Institute "I'm sorry for any inconvenience this may have
Well, hell yes, this causes _GREAT_ inconvenience.
We have hundreds and hundreds of programs calling versions of standard
macros like: %<macro><version number>,
where the version number is defined in a different program.
Macro calls are like %release&_release; or title&_title;
I'm not gonna like this new behaviour !!
Why does version 8 have this downgrade behaviour ???
Thanks to these kind of changes, switching to version 8 is not as smooth as
the SAS marketing people tell you.