[erlang-questions] Multi-line comments in Erlang

David Mercer <>
Wed Dec 8 15:39:42 CET 2010

On Tuesday, December 07, 2010, Richard O'Keefe wrote:

> Nesting comments are one of those clever ideas
> that turn out to be really dumb, because they don't actually work.

I'll bite, mainly because I've sometimes thought nesting comments would be
helpful, for instance, when commenting out large blocks of code, but it is
rare that I get to work with a language that supports them.  Since you're
almost always right about such things, why do you say that they don't
actually work?



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