Author: David Marso

* Odd "Feature" of the Macro parser.
* Posted to SPSSX-L by David Marso on 2000/12/19.


*BUT*!! I found an odd 'feature' of the MACRO parser where number letter combinations such as
234C are split into 2 'tokens'.

STRING dx1, dx2_1 to dx2_15 (A8).

** THIS DOES NOT WORK CORRECTLY**  .
DEFINE diagflag (!POS  !CMDEND ).
!DO !diag !IN ( !1 ) .
-      COMPUTE FLAGDMM= FLAGDMM OR ANY(!QUOTE(!diag), dx1, dx2_1 to dx2_15).
!DOEND.
!ENDDEFINE.
set mprint on.

** Test OOPS!!!**
NUMERIC FLAGDMM.
diagflag 1234 234C CODE 666S 333A A33c3d 234c3.
exe .

** THIS DOES WORK CORRECTLY ** .
DEFINE diagflg2 (!POS  !CMDEND ).
!DO !diag !IN ( !1 ) .
-      COMPUTE FLAGDMM2=FLAGDMM2 OR ANY(!diag, dx1, dx2_1 to dx2_15).
!DOEND.
!ENDDEFINE.
set mprint on.

** Test ** .
NUMERIC FLAGDMM2 .
DIAGFLG2 '1234' '234C' 'CODE' '666S' '333A' 'A333' '234c3'.
exe .

Published: Dec. 19, 2000.