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> While we're talking about Lua's grammar, and someone had
> mentioned Lua's short-comment specifier (which I don't really mind)
> there's one thing I'd really rather like to see in a future
> version of the language: nestable or otherwise non-accidentally-
> terminated long-comments.
> I often use --[[ ... ]] for commenting out chunks of code, but
> am also often foiled in this because the long-comment terminator,
> ']]', is something that fairly often occurs naturally in the
> code I'm commenting out.  It would be nice if the parser could
> either count the [[ and ]] balance and only terminate the
> comment when the balance returns to zero, or allowed a different
> block-comment format whose terminator sequence wasn't valid
> Lua grammar.
> Regards,
> --Adam

I don't understand. They are nestable, I just did a quick test, and it seems
to work. I worked hard to have 
the Scintilla lexer for Lua to handle these nesting, I hope I did right :-)


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