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- Subject: Re: New long comments in 5.1
- From: "Michael Newberry" <mnewberry@...>
- Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2004 11:34:25 -0700
What is wrong with something like [[[ ]]] ? That is really easy to type.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Eric Tetz" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Lua list" <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, June 18, 2004 11:17 AM
Subject: Re: New long comments in 5.1
> Roberto Ierusalimschy wrote:
> > An identifier is ambiguous; e.g., a[b[x]] = 3; (Remember that this
> > syntax is not only for comments, but for long strings, too.) More
> > often than not we will use zero, one, or at most two asterisks.
> But you are already using an identifier, it just has severe
> constraints on the characters it can be made of (only '*'). It seems
> you are counting on that fact that "a[b[*]]" is less likely to
> appear in a comment or string than "a[b[x]]". If you allow an
> arbitrary identifier, people can still choose "*" or "*****" if
> that's most appropriate.
> Anyway, if it must be a single character, I vote for '-' over '*'.
> Still looks goofy, but better than --[**[ --]**].
> What about using something like the "here file" syntax from Unix?
> this is a long comment
> this is a long string