Colon(:)izing My Programs

Publication Type
Conference Paper
Year of Publication
2015
Authors
Erinjeri, J
Secondary
SAS GLOBAL FORUM 2015
Date Published
04/2015
Location
Dallas, TX
Abstract
There is a plethora of uses of the colon (:) in SAS programming. The colon is used as a data/variable name wild card, a macro variable creator, an operator modifier, and so forth. The usage of the colon helps in writing clear, concise and compact codes. The main objective of this paper is to encourage the effective use of the colon in writing crisp codes. This paper presents the real time scenarios of application of the colon in day to day programming. In addition, this paper also presents cases where the colon limits the programmer’s wish.