[TUHS] // comment in C++

Dave Horsfall dave at horsfall.org
Fri Feb 10 11:58:43 AEST 2017

On Thu, 9 Feb 2017, Dan Cross wrote:

> Well, it wasn't in c89, but it's been part of ANSI C since 1999: almost 20
> years!

Not in my C book 2nd ed. (ANSI), it isn't...

    A2.2 Comments

    The characters /* introduce a comment, which terminates with the 
    characters */.  Comments do not not nest, and they do not occur within 
    string or character literals.

There is no mention of "//"; I have the 51st printing, August 2013.

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