[TUHS] // comment in C++
dave at horsfall.org
Thu Feb 9 09:52:30 AEST 2017
On Wed, 8 Feb 2017, Steve Johnson wrote:
> I remember some discussion about this. In reality, a C comment really
> requires you to type 8 characters, because putting anything adjacent to
> the /* or */ looks terrible. Many languages used single characters
> (e.g., # for make). The argument was "if you make comments easier to
> type, you'll get more of them in the code" (viz. the Unix kernel). I'm
> guessing Bjarne was aware of these discussions, although I don't
> remember specifically that he was...
My favourite C /* */ style is this:
Is that what you meant? And recent C also accepts // as a comment, which
I use like this:
* This is where we do some neat stuff.
weird_function(); // Yes, we need to call this here...
I'm quite taken by BIND, though, which accepts
/* this */
# and this.
Dave Horsfall DTM (VK2KFU) "Those who don't understand security will suffer."
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