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- Subject: Re: multiline comment: triple '-' format
- From: spir <denis.spir@...>
- Date: Fri, 11 Dec 2009 22:57:37 +0100
"Matthew M. Burke" <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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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