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From: Nickolay Semyonov-Kolchin <snob@s...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] single-line comment request
On Tuesday 08 April 2003 20:19, Brian Hurt wrote:
> Personally, I don't find having to type three extra characters (space
> asterix close-paren) to end a comment to be that big of a burden.  If a
> comment is long enough that three extra characters pushes it over a line
> length, then the comment is long enough to deserve it's own line.  And if
> the burden of typing the three extra characters is enough that you stop
> writting (as many) comments, well, you have other problems IMHO.
>
> I am not seriously opposed to this, I just don't see the value.
>

1) This extension won't broke existing source code. Currently, we can't use 
'##' anywhere in Ocaml.

2) This is programming-style extension. I.e. if you don't like don't use it.

For example, Larry Wall see no reason for multi-line comments. He argued that 
single-line comments are much easier to read (See Perl6 design documents).

Again, this extension is purely stylish.

Nickolay

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