10-08-2015 06:28 AM
I am not sure if its just me, or if its a product of the new forum, or new tools produced by SAS, but every post which comes up now appears to have some random code formatting which makes the code unreadable. For example something like:
proc sort data=ABCDEFFGG; by Var1 NEWvat1; data wANT; set xYZ; proc sql; create table NewTable1 as select a.XYA /* Comment to say that this creates a table */ ,b.XYZ/*,C.TYR*/ from tableA a left join....
Its quite annoying and means having to copy the code out, format it so its readable, before even looking at the question. Is it me being more fussy, or is GPP just been thrown out of the window?
10-15-2015 11:39 PM
10-19-2015 04:55 AM
Sorry, been away on holiday. No, its not something I am doing. What I mean is that posts in general are now looking this way. Wether this is to do directly with problems copy/pasting, or just a general slide into bad programming techniques (or maybe its generated code from one of the newer products) I cant tell. But having poorly written code, i.e. not following basic good programming practice (mixing case, lots of code on each line, no indetation etc.) makes answering the questions a lot harder as first I have to copy the code out, format it so it is readable, for example the code I posted in my original post, its obfuscated, and thus requires a time to understand the code.
It could just be me, but this only seems to have really come up (on virtually all posts now), either at the time of switch to new forum or thereabouts, which leads me to wonder if it is Visual Analytics or something generating this code people post, or something else has changed.