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- Subject: RE: New long comments in 5.1
- From: "Tom Spilman" <tom@...>
- Date: Sun, 20 Jun 2004 00:13:43 -0500
> -# Jadek #-
I like this... two characters... little chance of them appearing in normal
code... similar to C/C++ comments. What's the problem with using this?
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> Subject: Re: New long comments in 5.1
> If there's issue about what characters might appear in code,
> why not just use a
> character that's guaranteed never to appear in valid lua code? @ is
> unused, as is # (for the most part). I'm sure there's
> others, but these are the easiest to type. ;)
> If you require a preceding character, # becomes viable in all
> cases, and it would allow visible similarity to current comments.
> -- Comment
> -# Block Comment #-, or --# Block Comment #--, or whatever
> Or you could even offer facility for the open and close block
> comment tokens to be customizable... Though this is probably
> asking for trouble.
> -# Jadek #-
> At 11:39 AM 6/19/2004, you wrote:
> >How about:
> >The TERMINATOR may never contains ']]'.
> >This will make single line things work (as above) and:
> >multiline comment
> >my favorite style :)
> >(the terminating -- is of course optional, but I like them
> for visual
> >symmetry :)
> >If one wants, '*'s can be used as terminators:
> >Philippe Lhoste wrote:
> >>Mmmm, not so bright, it is incompatible with simple use of
> this string, like:
> >>path = [[C:\Good Languages\Lua\Bright Script.lua]]
> >>unless we make additional rules like:
> >>Single line literal strings/comments use old syntax, multiline ones
> >>always starts with new line or HereDoc terminator.
> >>Or we use foo = [[[TERMINATOR
> >>but I like it less (more exceptions).