> Wouldn't it be nice if you could use the same syntax for this as you
> use to program the rest of the code?

[snip]

> Oh, you can.
> 
> :)

Point taken, Dave...

But might there not be cases where we wanted to 
comment some "arbitrary" piece of code... one
that could not be placed standalone inside an
if statement? After all, syntax is checked inside
an if, but not inside a comment...

See below. Not creative enough to think of a
better example right now...

Hal


if foo == bar
  puts "yes"
/*
else
  puts "no"
*/
end