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Re: [Caml-list] Re: [Caml-announce] OCamldoc
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Date: 2001-10-10 (15:39)
From: Benjamin C. Pierce <bcpierce@s...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Re: [Caml-announce] OCamldoc
> > Is there *anyone* that wants to write
> > 
> >       (* Comment for f *)
> >   val f : t
> >       (* Comment for g *)
> >   val g : t'
> You mean, anyone who normally, when writing programs, either puts the
> comment before the thing being commented, or 
>    val f : t  (* Comment for f *)
>    val g : t' (* Comment for g *)
> on the same line as the thing being commented? 

No, I meant, anyone who writes comments before the thing that they refer
to *and* indented more than the thing that follows them.

My proposed rule

    if the comment is on a line by itself, 
    then if its indentation is the same as the following (non-comment) line
         then it goes with the following
         else it goes with the preceding
    else it goes with the line it's on.

handles your style just fine, I think.  The idea was to support all three
"natural" styles, i.e.

     (** comment for f *)
     val f : t

     val f : t   (** comment for f *)
     val f : t   
        (** comment for f *)
without the need for any funny markers.


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