Re: C++ Programming Style

James Kanze <>
Sun, 3 Apr 2011 10:37:09 -0700 (PDT)
On Apr 3, 6:10 pm, Pete Becker <> wrote:

On 2011-04-03 09:34:17 -0400, James Kanze said:

The easiest way to comment out a block of code, and being sure
that the casual reader clearly sees that it is commented out, is
to prefix all of the lines with "// ". To recover it, delete
the first four characters in the lines. With any reasonable
editor, both operations are trivially simple. (With my editor,
the first is ":s:^:// :" and the second ":s/....//".)

With my editor, the first is cmd-/ and the second is cmd-/. Works for
all supported languages, too: C, C++, LaTeX, HTML, ...

Yes. I could certainly configure my editor with such language
dependent commands, but I've never bothered. I guess I learned
all of this too long ago, and now have some very complicated
commands programmed into my fingers, so I often don't bother
with "reprogramming" the editor. Or even looking for packages
that would do it for me. (But I think what your describing
comes out of the box with emacs.)

James Kanze

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