Conditional compilation (was: Erlang/OTP R10B-10 has been released)

Vlad Dumitrescu XX (LN/EAB) <>
Wed Mar 29 10:07:54 CEST 2006


 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Richard A. O'Keefe [mailto:] 

> Comments are sometimes used for commenting out *code*, which follows
the lexical 
> rules of the language.  But they are meant for including *text*, which
doesn't 
> follow the lexical rules of the language.  The big problem is that
comments cannot 
> tell what kind of content they have.

Ah, okay, I see. These were the problems I did see too, I was afraid
there was something I had missed.
	
> You can have commenting-out brackets that work if and only if 
> they are never allowed to contain plain text, so that
>     token --> number | string | atom | punctuation | comment
>     comment --> comment_open token* comment_close

Yes, my nestable chunks will be code, thus parseable, so I guess it will
work -- from this point of view, at least; it may prove unusable from
others ;-)

Best regards,
Vlad




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