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Topic: Wouldn't it be nice if Matlab supported C-style comments?
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Re: Wouldn't it be nice if Matlab supported C-style comments?
Posted: Mar 10, 2013 1:27 PM
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On 3/10/2013 12:04 PM, Paul wrote:
> C-style comments are great! You don't have to comment everything to
> the right of the comment character. You can comment out a snippet of
> code in the middle of a line, and keep the rest of the code to the
> right of it.

OTOH, you have to close the opening comment character or it keeps on
going..."there is no free lunch"

> I (and I suspect others) spread complex statements and expressions
> over several lines, using deeper levels of indentation as cognitive
> cues to show which parts of the code bind together more tightly due to
> higher precedence. You can't comment out a snippet of code in middle
> of those lines. If you want to experimentally try a number of
> variations of the code, you have to duplicate the whole chunk of code


Well, no, you only need duplicate the line which contains the snippet
you're trying to experiment is at least one alternative.


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