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RE: questionable syntax choices

From: Volkmann, Mark <Mark.Volkmann@AGEDWARDS.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2004 13:53:08 -0500
Message-Id: <89539780CB9BD51182270002A5897DF60C0228EB@hqempn04.agedwards.com>
To: "'scott_boag@us.ibm.com'" <scott_boag@us.ibm.com>
Cc: "'public-qt-comments@w3.org'" <public-qt-comments@w3.org>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: scott_boag@us.ibm.com [mailto:scott_boag@us.ibm.com]
> Sent: Monday, April 26, 2004 1:09 PM
> To: Volkmann, Mark
> Cc: 'public-qt-comments@w3.org'
> Subject: Re: questionable syntax choices
> 
> > 2) Smilies are an odd choice for comment delimiters.  Why choose 
> > something that isn't used by any other common programming languages?
> 
> Hi Mark. Do you have a concrete suggestion for an 
> alternative?  As I think 
> Mike Kay pointed out, we have considered quite a few other 
> delimiters, and 
> have indeed taken into consideration a survey of existing 
> languages.  But 
> if you have an alternative that you feel is clearly better, I 
> would be 
> interested (I have my own gripes with Smilies).  But nothing 
> with slashes 
> or stars please.

My suggestion is to not worry about multi-line comment delimiters and just
ignore everything starting with # to the end of the line.  I think several
scripting languages use this convention.


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