[TUHS] // comment in C++

Greg 'groggy' Lehey grog at lemis.com
Thu Feb 9 09:22:59 AEST 2017

On Wednesday,  8 February 2017 at 22:51:12 +0000, ron minnich wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 8, 2017 at 2:45 PM Greg 'groggy' Lehey <grog at lemis.com> wrote:
>> // had a very different meaning in IBM JCL.  It's a sequence
>> indicating that a command follows, and I have a suspicion that it's
>> related to a prompt.
> oh, believe me, I typed enough JCL to know. I was always just so amused by
> the dd command that when I first saw // in C++, I had to wonder. It's a
> question that's been banging around in my head for several decades ...

I suppose one argument might be that JCL also had a /*

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