Date: Tue, 8 Aug 2006 15:36:03 -0400
Reply-To: Talbot Michael Katz <topkatz@MSN.COM>
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From: Talbot Michael Katz <topkatz@MSN.COM>
Subject: Re: DO and IF Statements Highlighted in Red
The SAS Enhanced Editor does have some red-colored quirks. For example,
in my editor, inside a data step, if the left hand side of an assignment
statement includes a macro variable, like the following:
var&m. = 0;
the letters "var" are colored red, but the code works with no errors or
warnings (if the macro variable &m has been assigned properly). This was
true in SAS 8, and has persisted in SAS 9 (Windows).
-- TMK --
"The Macro Klutz"
On Tue, 8 Aug 2006 12:53:28 -0500, Tom A. Schmitt <schmitta@UWM.EDU> wrote:
>Thanks Art! The color coding is the same on my system. I would post my
>its pretty long. I found that it happens when I get rid of the MACRO that
>surrounds my code. My code runs fine and I'm not referencing the MACRO
>anywhere, which I thought would be the most likely reason. Maybe it's
>of those things one asks the SAS gods when one passes into the after-life.
>> If you look at tools>Options>Enhanced Editor>appearance, you can see
>> is highlighted in red (or any other color for that matter).
>> On my system, which I think has the SAS defaults, red is only used
>> for 'Undefined keyword' and 'Unknown or invalid text'.
>> Can you post an example of it happening?
>> On Tue, 8 Aug 2006 11:39:42 -0500, Tom A. Schmitt <schmitta@UWM.EDU>
>> >Hi Group:
>> >What does it mean when SAS DO and IF statements are highlighted in red?
>> It seems
>> >to happen periodically when I paste code. My code is working fine, so
>> >me nuts!