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Re: Using C++ in GCC is OK


On Tue, 1 Jun 2010, Ian Lance Taylor wrote:

> >> > * Use C-style comments for multi-line comments, and C++-style comments
> >> >   for single-line comments.
> >> 
> >> I'm not sure i agree with this, because I don't see anything wrong
> >> with multi-line C++-style comments.
> >
> > It assumes your editor can do block-reformatting while preserving the
> > comment syntax.  I've had too many // cases of Emacs guessing wrong //
> > and putting // throughout a reformatted // block.
> I don't see why the coding standard should prohibit using a good
> editor,

Rather they should not prohibit the use of "non-good" editors.  

> but I'm willing to hear what other people think.

I always liked the GNU coding standard for comments, to not put the 
comment leader onto each line (a '*' in C comments), for specifically the 
reason of easier formatting with random editors.  Allowing multi-line C++ 
comments would reintroduce this awkwardness that I dislike in some other 


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