Re: [code] I just can't seem to find the pattern...

From: Mitchell <>
Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2013 10:12:44 -0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)


On Thu, 19 Sep 2013, Michael Richter wrote:

> On 19 September 2013 20:21, Mitchell <> wrote:
>> I misunderstood your use case. I understand that Haskell has line
>> comments, and "Edit -> Toggle Block Comment" prefixes the selected line(s)
>> with "--" automatically (at least in the 7.x beta series). It sounds like
>> this is not the behavior you want, so can you give examples on what you do
>> want so I can better understand what you're asking?
> Well, in 6.6 (the version I'm using) the "toggle block comment" does
> nothing. Precisely nothing. I've tried it for Haskell, for sh scripts,
> for Prolog and for awk. Nothing. For C++ it comments out using the line
> comment type (for some reason). (There doesn't appear to be just a C
> lexer; the C++ one is loaded instead and it comments out blocks with //
> which is a bit of a problem in some compilers.)

This addressed in the 6.6 FAQ. See
Starting in 7.x you won't need this anymore.

C and C++ lexers are merged. This has its roots in the Scintilla project
which merges its C and C++ lexers. I should probably change this though.


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