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- Subject: Re: New long comments in 5.1
- From: Doug Rogers <rogers@...>
- Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2004 14:41:09 -0400
On Friday 18 June 2004 12:30, Tom Spilman wrote:
> Does --[[ this (i.e., the current style) ]] seem ridiculous?
> I think it's reasonable.
> Give them a break...
I agree that it's not such a big issue, since there are work-arounds for all
of the gripes (I use line comments for the entire region).
But since the lid has opened on Pandora's Box, I'll throw my opinion in the
I find it unfortunate that Lua uses two characters that could be used together
- and often are - as its long comment delimiter. In C/C++, there is no
reasonable use of /* or */ in an actual chunk of code (other than strings,
and there's no protecting of that). In Lua, the sequence ]] can be found in
many chunks of code.
I like using '--' at the beginning of the closing comment. That way we're
guaranteed that it won't be found in any (non-literal-string) code.
print('current value of a=' .. a:tostring())
Not symmetrical, I know, but I think it meets most of the other criteria.
Doug Rogers - ICI - V:703.893.2007x220 www.innocon.com