Date: Tue, 14 Jul 1998 22:04:11 -0700
Reply-To: Patricia Flickner <pflick@ACCESS1.NET>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: Patricia Flickner <pflick@ACCESS1.NET>
Subject: Re: %INCLUDE on MVS 6.09
Tim, I agree with you to a point; code that is used once should not be
used in an %include. It should be part of the executing program since
it's a waste of resourses. However, using common code in a macro is
also wasteful, moreso that using it in an %include. Included code does
not need to be compiled; a macro does, even if it is in an automac.
Unless you're passing something to the macro to make it work, if it's
just common code, I'd recommend an %include over using it as a macro.
And watching you over the past year+, I suspect that was what you meant
anyway. I just want to discourage less experienced individuals from
using the macro facility willy-nilly since people like me usually have
to follow after and try to figure out what the heck they were thinking.
I used to have an open mind but my brains kept falling out.
fn: Patricia Flickner
org: believe me, very little
title: Or Not... (Shakespear in Pittsburghese)