Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2011 10:55:06 -0500
Reply-To: Michael Raithel <michaelraithel@WESTAT.COM>
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From: Michael Raithel <michaelraithel@WESTAT.COM>
Subject: Re: Frustration With SAS - My Vote for most poorly implemented
Programming Language "Feature"
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Yesterday, I posted the following:
> Nat, wow; that is probably one of the best ideas that I have read in
> ages! I liked it soooo much that I just went to the SAS Institute web
> site, typed in the suggestion, and submitted it:
> I asked for an option that we could set to autoclose tables open in
> Viewtable while in SAS Display Manager. The default value (No) would
> support the status quo, while specifying "Yes" would allow SAS to
> automatically close any tables that it needed that were open in
> Let's see if it gains any traction with the hard-working brainiacs in
...and today I got this very nice note from one (of the many) brainiacs in Cary:
"I'll be glad to share your suggestion with our development team. Thanks for the great idea."
Since they think that it was _MY_ idea, I am going to take full credit for it if they implement it and be totally insufferable at SAS Global Forum, PharmaSUG, TASS, WUSS, etc.:-)
So, keep your fingers crossed. But, above all, be sure to make your voice heard and let the SAS folks know what we need, directly--they _DO_ listen! Um, er, ah, make that: "they _DO_ read!".
Best of luck in all your SAS endeavors!
I hope that this suggestion proves helpful now, and in the future!
Of course, all of these opinions and insights are my own, and do not reflect those of my organization or my associates. All SAS code and/or methodologies specified in this posting are for illustrative purposes only and no warranty is stated or implied as to their accuracy or applicability. People deciding to use information in this posting do so at their own risk.
Michael A. Raithel
"The man who wrote the book on performance"
Author: Tuning SAS Applications in the MVS Environment
Author: Tuning SAS Applications in the OS/390 and z/OS Environments, Second Edition
Author: The Complete Guide to SAS Indexes
Ability is the art of getting credit for all the home runs
somebody else hits. - Casey Stengel