Probably a stupid question but....

Discussion in 'Perl Misc' started by Bill H, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. Bill H

    Bill H Guest

    In all the years I have been working in perl (and I do not call myself
    an expert by any means), I have never come across a way of having
    multi-line comments. In PHP, C, Actionscript you have the /* && */ to
    mark a block, is there one in perl? Only reason I have decided to ask
    now, I just commented out 50 plus lines of code using # enter arrow
    left repeat and I know (or hope) there has to be a much simpler way
    of doing it.

    Bill H
    Bill H, Oct 1, 2008
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    Andrzej Adam Filip, Oct 1, 2008
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    Tim Greer Guest

    I usually just have a block of text or code I don't want to run, and I
    do a:


    If the code you want to not run is after all the code you want to use,
    you can use __END__ or something else, depending on the formatting, if
    you need code below it, etc.
    Tim Greer, Oct 1, 2008
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    Ben Morrow Guest

    perldoc -q comment
    Get a decent editor? V <select code> :s/^/# works fine for me... :)

    Ben Morrow, Oct 1, 2008
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    Dr.Ruud Guest

    Bill H schreef:
    There are many ways. You can put an if(0) block around code.

    $ perl -MO=Deparse -e'
    my $x = 1;
    my $y = 2;
    my $z = 3;
    my $x = 1;
    my $y = 2;
    my $z = 3;
    -e syntax OK

    $ perl -MO=Deparse -e'
    my $x = 1;
    if (0) {
    my $y = 2;
    my $z = 3;
    my $x = 1;
    my $z = 3;
    -e syntax OK

    Or use a heredoc, if it is about textual comment.

    $ perl -MO=Deparse -Mstrict -Mwarnings -e'

    0 if !<<" */";
    * blabla

    use warnings;
    use strict 'refs';
    -e syntax OK

    Or use pod.
    Dr.Ruud, Oct 3, 2008
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