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by Super User
on ‎11-17-2016 04:03 PM

Since the graphic catalogs are pretty much tied to the device based graphics and SAS is moving to the "statistical graph" or more html based graphs I don't see this happening as it would require a major change to catalogs in general.

 

And I remember IBM BASIC where variable names were restricted to one letter and one digit for a maximum of 2 character names.

by Regular Contributor
on ‎11-17-2016 04:20 PM

Related is this suggestion. I understand that what @ballardw is saying is true, it would require a major change. But I really like this suggestion, and think it's a good idea. I have seen legacy code in my day that was still named <= 8 characters due to file name limits. With space (generally) not being an issue anymore, this should definitely be feasible.

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