"Artur Merke" <merke / ls1.cs.uni-dortmund.de> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
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> Hi,
>
> some time (years ;-) ago there was a discussion about multi line
comments
> in ruby on this list. I didn't follow it completely, just found it in
> news.google. There were sth. about 60 postings but AFAIK  today (and it
is
> 2 years later!)  there is still no other way to make multi line comments
> in ruby then the cumbersome
>
> =begin
> ...
> =end
>
> block? Is this right, or have I simply missed something?
>
> IMHO a simple c/c++ style comment
>
> /*
> ...
> */
>
> is missing in ruby!

Personally I don't miss it since I don't find =begin =end tedious.  As far
as I remember there was some problem with the language syntax that
prevented usage of /* */.  And, after all: Ruby != C... :-)

Regards

    robert