Block Comment

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Block Comment

Postby Ajay Askoolum » November 17th, 2018, 9:10 am

The facility to mark blocks of lines as comments would be handy; I am thinking of a marker to indicate the start of the block and another to indicate the end of the block of lines.

In C# terms,

- the starting marker is /*
- the end market is */
- the lines in between are treated as inline comments.

Currently, you have to comment blocks by
- either commenting each line manually
- or highlighting the block of lines and pressing Ctrl + / (Ctrl + Shift + / to remove comment).

The reason for this request is this: if you are writing multi-line inline documentation within a function, the leading ⍝ becomes intrusive.

I concede that this may not be that straightforward in a line based language.
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Re: Block Comment

Postby Davin Church » November 17th, 2018, 12:31 pm

I agree that a line-based language like APL wouldn't fit well with block-based comments, and I can't think of a reasonable way to make such a language-level change. OTOH, I don't personally find leading lamp characters to be intrusive.
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