Erlang language issues

Joe Armstrong <>
Wed Apr 17 12:10:58 CEST 2002

> Hi,
> Since the language itself is an issue right now, I will pop up a question 
> about that, even if not really related to the rest of the thread.
> Would a "block comment" concept be wrong for Erlang? 


>  Difficult to implement?


   This is also needed for edoc'd files to look nice - 

> The reason why I need it is that I would like to be able to embed Erlang 
> code within a HTML page using the same trick that JavaScript uses, namely 
> the HTML is commented out for the JS parser and the JS code is commented out 
> for the HTML parser. I don't see a way to do it with only the % comments....

 Yes :-)

> regards,
> Vlad


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