[wingide-users] Use two # symbols when commenting out a region
fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Wed Jun 24 08:29:09 MDT 2009
From the IDLE mailing list (the final text is from Guido van Rossum):
>>> Why does IDLE use two hash marks for comments (##)? Most other editors
>>> (Geany, SPE) use a single hash mark (#) to designate comments.
>> I actually don't know. I find that it's rather useful since I usually
>> use the commenting function to comment out blocks of code, and having
>> these commented with "##" differentiates them from comments which I
>> write manually.
> +1 this is exactly how I use it.
And this is how it's meant to be used. Quickly comment or uncomment a
section of code. Invaluable.
PS. Emacs does this too. I think there it was invented by Tim Peters.
It is done so that the auto-indent functionality *ignores* the
indentation of comments starting with ##, but assumes that comments
starting with #+space are meant to align up properly with the
surrounding code. (I don't know if IDLE uses this rule too.)
Personally I like this behaviour and would like to see it in Wing.
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