Tips Talk:Setting Default Values for Macro Parameters

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Great Tip! --Nancy 21:48, 28 May 2009 (UTC)


Another educational moment; this is what TIPs is all about; THANKS .!.
Charlie Shipp 02:14, 2 June 2009 (UTC)


super tip - ready to go --Phil Miller (STATPROF) 11:06, 2 June 2009 (UTC)


Great tip.

A question of macro semantics - when I'm teaching the Macro course, I've never been comfortable with the term "character string" because - to me, at least - I always associate a character sting as a value within a pair of single/double quotes. I've always opted for the term "literal text" (without the quotes, of course!!)

This also helps reinforce the concepts of macros away from variables (c/f data step PDV) and more towards "Literal Substitution".

Any thoughts, or am I just being "semantic pedantic"?
--Andrew 13 Oct 2009