Subject: Re: Lisp Syntax #| ??? From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2000/08/09 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * Martin Cracauer | The real comments in Lisp are to-end-of-liners with ';' | | #|...|# is an example of a reader macro in action, using it to | implement multiline comments. You may be surprised, but ; is just a reader macro, too. I fail to see how you can support "real" in any way. What's unreal about #||#? | Temporarily disabling code like this is usually done with a | different reader macro instead: Some prefer it this way, but I haven't found any statistics that support the "usually". Where did you find yours? | This is usually preferrable to #|...|# since the editor's | indentiation support still knows how to format the disabled code. See above for "usually". _Your_ preferences are noted, but some indentation support packages will indent commented code correctly, in the understanding that you don't comment out text with #| ... |#. For those cases, use several ;'s at the beginning of the line. #:Erik -- If this is not what you expected, please alter your expectations.