[xquery-talk] why must one have something inside {} ?

Rademacher, Gunther Gunther.Rademacher at softwareag.com
Tue Dec 6 01:44:40 PST 2011

(: commenting out a (: comment :) may be confusing, but often helpful :)
is a legal Comment, since balanced nesting of comments is allowed.

(from http://www.w3.org/TR/xquery/#parse-note-comments )

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Subject: Re: [xquery-talk] why must one have something inside {} ?

Yes, one might regret the inability to nest comments; single line
comments in C-derived languages have the nice property that they could
live inside block comments, which can be handy when you want to
temporarily hide a block of code possibly containing comments; say when
reformatting/restructuring a large piece of code, and working to get it
to compile piece by piece.  But nested comments would be superior still,
although maybe a bit more irritating to parse.


On 12/5/2011 8:18 PM, jidanni at jidanni.org wrote:
> I guess the chances of getting an additional
> "quick comment to the end of line character(s)" like # in perl. Or //
> are slim too. One needs both (: and :) ... Barfolomew!

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