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daemon@ATHENA.MIT.EDU (Sat Mar 25 18:20:29 1995 )

From: bellegj@saurian.cs.orst.edu
To: coldstuff@MIT.EDU
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Sat, 25 Mar 95 15:16:17 PST."
Date: Sat, 25 Mar 95 15:19:38 PST

> Add /* */. It doesn't break anything to add it, and it is consistant with
>  traditional C.
The only consideration is nesting of block quotes.  If I remember correctly, 
(yeah, right) the C standard does NOT allow nested /**/.

> It is also extremely easy to add to the language. Only question is how to
>  unparse. Should all comments be unparsed as /* or // or whatever they
>  were to begin with?
Looking at your parse tree spec, it would apear that a 'block_comment 
statement could be added without conflicting with 'comment.  I think this 
would be the best option

> I vote for it to be an option of unparseing all as one or the other.
I could live with this also.

> (I would be totally opposed to removing // as a line break terminated 
-- Jeff Bellegarde (bellegj@mail.cs.orst.edu)