Jonathan Leighton wrote:
> On Wed, 2005-12-28 at 13:22 +0900, mathew wrote:
>> Jonathan Leighton wrote:
>> > Incidentally, the =begin and =end syntax seems pretty cumbersome to me
>> > (compared to /* */ for instance). Is it like this because Ruby is so
>> > versatile and anything else would be difficult to parse?
>> 
>> Maybe it's like that because it's a facility you're not supposed to use; 
>> many people feel block comments are a bad idea. Personally, I only use 
>> them in languages which lack line comments.
> 
> Well if you want to temporarily get rid of a large number of lines,
> block comments are much, much quicker than doing a line comment for each
> and every line. I don't tend to leave block comments in the app though
> -- just during development I find them useful.

Perhaps.

  V10n:s/^/#/

Comments out the next ten lines for me. I could alias
it to a macro key but I have not bothered yet :)


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