parsing comments in scripts

Alex Tweedly alex at
Sat Dec 11 07:38:59 EST 2004

At 14:39 10/12/2004 -0700, Dar Scott wrote:

>Don't forget special parsing for this:

There's another special case to deal with; I just discovered the Tip in
FAQ /  How do I temporarily remove a portion of a script?

that says
>  Tip:  You can comment out an entire handler by commenting out its first 
> line.

So does that mean that the rest of the handler IS a comment (and should be 
stripped out) or not ?

Script colorizer doesn't think so - it colors the first line but not the rest.
Script formatter does think so - it formats the rest of the handler flush left.

Sadly, it turns out that the Tip is wrong - doing this does NOT comment out 
the rest of the handler; all it does is make it impossible to call the 
handler (this is not the same thing !!)
Bugzilla 2468 has been entered.

So I think you're free to deal with it almost any way you choose :-) - but 
you probably should deal with it explicitly.

-- Alex.

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