[TUHS] // comment in C++
usotsuki at buric.co
Thu Feb 9 12:47:49 AEST 2017
On Thu, 9 Feb 2017, Dave Horsfall wrote:
> 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:
> * foo
> * bar
This is the way I usually write my comments, too.
> 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 */
> // this
> # and this.
Unrealircd likewise accepts those 3 different types of comments.
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