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Re: why not just use C /* ... */ ?

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From:
Tom Christiansen
Date:
August 22, 2000 12:40
Subject:
Re: why not just use C /* ... */ ?
Message ID:
21321.966973221@chthon
>I mean, really, why not?

Because we already have comments.

Because they don't nest.

Because there are already legal and semilegal sequences that look
like that.  (No proof that such are used, since /foo/*3 doesn't
look very common, whereas /*foo/ is illegal, and $foo/*bar makes
rather little sense.)

Because #...EOL stands out better.

Because it's more punctuation syntax added to a language
already massively despised for the same.

Because Perl isn't C?  Dunno.  Have to ask Larry why
he didn't do that in the first place.

--tom

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