no // comments, please

Ed L Cashin ecashin at
Mon Jun 18 02:03:31 EST 2001

Steve VanDevender <stevev at> writes:

> Non-gcc compilers tend not to like C++-style // comments in plain C
> code, as I discovered when trying to build the latest snapshot
> (20010615) with the Tru64 UNIX C compiler.

It doesn't matter (practically speaking), since some compilers haven't
caught up, and folks also use old ones anyway, but those "//" comments
*are* part of the C programming language as defined by the C99 ISO

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