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bug #32598: Wishlist : More C-like multi-line block comments

Submitted by:  Rik <rik5>
Submitted on:  Fri 25 Feb 2011 07:43:08 PM UTC  
Category: InterpreterSeverity: 1 - Wish
Priority: 1 - LaterItem Group: Feature Request
Status: PostponedAssigned to: None
Originator Name: Open/Closed: Open
Release: devOperating System: Any

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Fri 11 Mar 2011 02:28:18 PM UTC, comment #1:

works as does:
For reference, neither works in Matlab. Suggestion: make the opening '#{' comment marker easier to use as suggested (if it's easy), but make the '%' comments be consistent with Matlab: force the '%}' to be on a line by itself.

Iain Murray <imurray>
Fri 25 Feb 2011 07:43:08 PM UTC, original submission:

Octave already supports multi-line block comments using #{/#} pairs. The current parser expects the keywords to be alone on a single line. It would be nice if this behavior could be extended to be closer to C-stytle /* */ commenting which can appear anywhere in the line. If this is at all tricky to implement then it is not worth it and this issue can be closed.

Currently parser example:

Desired parser example:

Rik <rik5>
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    Sat 14 Mar 2015 12:58:57 PM UTCmtmillerPriority2=>1 - Later
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