[Rd] Any plans for commenting out region via something like " /* */ "?

Barry Rowlingson B.Rowlingson at lancaster.ac.uk
Fri Jan 7 13:13:25 CET 2005

Peter Dalgaard wrote:

> I don't think so. Personally, I'd rather work on getting the parser to
> behave properly in all cases on
> if (FALSE){
> ...lots of lines...
> } 

  Including cases where "...lots of lines..." isn't syntactically correct?


  if (FALSE) {
   if(foo){.... - do something here....

You can currently make the 'if'd out bit a big string:

foo <- function(bar){

  - Ooh, its almost a python """string""". Of course you cant have 
quotes in it, but if you have an end-block-comment signifier of any sort 
you cant have that signifier in your block anyway...

[R-1.9.1 seems to want backslash continuation characters inside 
multi-line quotes, R 2.0.0 doesn't]


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