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Re: Suggestion for commenting brackets like /*...*/
- To: Eric J. Swenson <EJS at MIT-MC>
- Subject: Re: Suggestion for commenting brackets like /*...*/
- From: Guy.Steele at CMU-10A
- Date: Wed ,3 Sep 80 10:44:00 EDT
- Cc: lisp-forum at MIT-MC
In reply to your suggestion that simply /*...*/ be used as the commenting
"It could be done... but it would be wrong."
It would be fairly kludgy to do that and yet have "/" retain its normal
meaning of quoting the next character. Also, every program in the world
that parses LISP (like editors) would have to be changed. The advantage
of #|...|# is that programs that parse MacLISP in a simple-minded way
would continue to work for that syntax also, more or less.