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Re: st: undocumented command *

From   David Kantor <>
Subject   Re: st: undocumented command *
Date   Sat, 27 Sep 2008 06:40:27 -0400

At 05:48 PM 9/26/2008, Gabi wrote:
Right, * is a comment marker, but should it be used?
This brings up a noteworthy phenomenon. The allowing of * to introduce a comment at the start of a line means that
is a comment -- which means that you can have unbalanced /* */ pairs. This has happened to me on a few occasions.

Here is some comment text.


The second */ was an editing error, but has no ill effect. It has no effect at all unless there is another /* above, to balance it as a (nesting) comment delimiter.

I just thought that is worth noting.

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