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Re: [ART@THINK-AQUINAS.ARPA: Another
- To: Scott E. Preece <preece%ccvaxa@GSWD-VMS.ARPA>, COMMON-LISP@SU-AI.ARPA
- Subject: Re: [ART@THINK-AQUINAS.ARPA: Another
- From: David C. Plummer <DCP@SCRC-QUABBIN.ARPA>
- Date: Tue, 18 Mar 86 16:39 EST
- In-reply-to: <8603182038.AA06268@gswd-vms.ARPA>
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 86 14:33:57 cst
From: preece%ccvaxa@gswd-vms (Scott E. Preece)
> From: David A. Moon <Moon@SCRC-STONY-BROOK.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.
> We typically use #+IGNORE for this, although personally I'm a big fan
> of semicolon for comments.
So, why not use "#;", which the book says is undefined? Seems
reasonably mnemonic to make it "ignore s-expression" given that
";" is "ignore-rest-of-line".
gould/csd - urbana
I don't think this is in the domain of the language, since there is
already a perfectly good way (two actually: ; and #|...|#) to comment
something out. The responses so far have shown that several people have
different ways to accomplish the goal. Mine is #+++ignore (and to put
temporary code in that really shouldn't be there, I use #---ignore <form>)
on the grounds that I can later search for --- and +++ as markers for
things needing attention.