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Re^3: More than One Line Comment

by BrowserUk (Patriarch)
on May 11, 2005 at 20:04 UTC ( #456143=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: More than One Line Comment
in thread More than One Line Comment

Needless to say, but I don't use vim or emacs. My editor can do that too, but it's not the point.

The subtlety of this is that it comments/uncomments a block. A block as defined by the language.

Not some manually chosen grouping of an artificial concept of 'lines';

Your point that it could be overlooked is valid, but if a block is going to be commented out (semi-)permenantly, then I would either put it into a pod comment, or physically remove it. The use of being able to comment out a block in a block-strucured language would be to test it's effect in the short term. A quick "what if" check whilst debugging. Easy to do and undo.

If, having tried the idea out, you decided to make it semi-permenant, then you could go back and use a macro to make it more distinctive.


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