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Topic: Wouldn't it be nice if Matlab supported C-style comments?
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Wouldn't it be nice if Matlab supported C-style comments?
Posted: Mar 10, 2013 1:04 PM
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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.

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
and comment out the original copy before messing around with the
duplicate. So much code just to try a few variations. This can make
it difficult to follow the rest of the source file.

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