Subject: Re: dumb newbie question
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1998/01/13
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Mari Masuda
| Is there a way to do multiline comments in Common LISP/MCL?

* Frank Chen
| Everything placed between a #| and |# is ignored.

  this is not so, actually.  your statement could easily be construed to
  mean that the a #| is terminated by the first following |#, but #| and |#
  comments nest.  this means that it is quite safe to comment out an
  arbitrary amount of code with #| ... |#, quite unlike /* and */ in C,
  which are useless if the region you wish to comment out may contain
  another comment.

#:Erik, picking another nit for my nit collection, soon to go on world tour
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