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Re: [ART@THINK-AQUINAS.ARPA: Another
- To: Common-Lisp@SU-AI.ARPA
- Subject: Re: [ART@THINK-AQUINAS.ARPA: Another
- From: David A. Moon <Moon@SCRC-STONY-BROOK.ARPA>
- Date: Tue, 18 Mar 86 20:09 EST
- In-reply-to: <860318173619.4.GLS@THINK-UBALDO.ARPA>
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 86 17:36 EST
From: Guy Steele <gls@THINK-AQUINAS.ARPA>
> Date: Tue, 18 Mar 1986 10:42 EST
> From: "Scott E. Fahlman" <Fahlman@C.CS.CMU.EDU>
> I'd like to see the combination #! be reserved for something more
> important and interesting than comment out a single expression.
....The problem with
either of these methods, however, is that both ; and #| are forced to
treat their contents as unstructured text, and therefore many editors
cannot deal with editing the code in its commented-out state (it won't
indent properly, etc.).
Our editor uses #|| ... ||# as a way to comment out structured text. This
is just a convention and doesn't involve an actual extension to Common Lisp.
I'm not sure whether editor conventions are properly in the domain of the
Common Lisp language specification, though.