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"Matthew M. Burke" <> dixit:

> Many writers (and programmers) use 
> it to offset a subordinate---or parenthetical---clause from the rest of 
> the sentence.

I have always seen one '-' or two '--' (use 2 myself). The reason why I thought '---' could hardly happen by chance.

> Finally, "---" as a long comment delimiter probably would interfere with 
> LuaDoc---which probably doesn't get used as much as it should :)

Yes. And precisely I thought at that :-) (Just like python docstrings.) Instead of "interfering", in my mind it would be intentional.
Anyway, seems that this proposal has no chance. Also, the objection about a whole line of dashes as visual separator is really valid.


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