Erlang language issues

Richard Carlsson <>
Wed Apr 17 11:56:44 CEST 2002

On Wed, 17 Apr 2002, Vlad Dumitrescu wrote:

> Would a "block comment" concept be wrong for Erlang? Difficult to
> implement?

Not difficult to implement; just a question of deciding on the
delimiters. Joe Armstrong also proposed this, mainly to make it easier
to write edoc documentation, and it has been agreed that block comments
should be added to the language, probably for the next release. (Should
have told you this before, Vlad - sorry.)

After some initial attempts at inventing new delimiters, all of which
had subtle problems, we came to the conclusion that the normal C comment
delimiters /* ... */ were probably the best choice.

Flames, anybody?


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