Date: Fri, 17 Oct 1997 15:48:37 GMT
Reply-To: William Kreuter <billyk@FROYA.BOAT.WASHINGTON.EDU>
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From: William Kreuter <billyk@FROYA.BOAT.WASHINGTON.EDU>
Organization: University of Washington
Subject: Re: SQL, Datasteps, Macros, (was Abusing SAS Macros)
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In article <199710161540.QAA31161@wildnet.co.uk>,
John Whittington <johnw@MAG-NET.CO.UK> writes:
> but this is the very sort of thing for which I've been 'campaigning'
> (on SAS-L and elsewhere!) for years. I'd just love to be able to
> embed SAS DATA and PROC steps within 'open' code which looked
> essentially like DATA step code, preferably without a single & or %
> in sight!
It's not unrelated to my favorite theme -- when is SI going to provide
user-written functions in the base language? This should have been
part of the design fifteen years ago when macros were introduced. SI
refuses to innovate in this and many areas.
William Kreuter, Senior Computer Specialist, University of Washington
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