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Re: Turtle feature request : multi-line comments

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 7 Feb 2012 14:41:08 +0100
Cc: public-rdf-wg@w3.org, danny.ayers@gmail.com, gavin@carothers.name, eric@w3.org
Message-Id: <68353363-687D-43A9-B760-55BB88074BD3@w3.org>
To: William Waites <wwaites@tardis.ed.ac.uk>
The obvious issue is that this will break older turtle processors. That being said, we already have a backward incompatible feature, ie, @base...


On Feb 7, 2012, at 14:12 , William Waites wrote:

>>> One use case for multi-line (block) comments is mixing text and
>>> data notes in the same document and being easily able to
>>> separate out the two later (see earlier posts in this
>>> thread). When quickly jotting notes the # is inconvenient/ugly
>>> and block comments make convenient chunks for extraction.
> I could see this being very useful for vocabulary authors, with
> comment and data/code conventions to make good quality documentation
> for humans. Considered at the surface syntax level, we can still have
> the author's intended ordering and such to make the resulting docs
> more readable.
> +1 to block comments.
> -w

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