Re: [code] Another lexer question: line comments (REAL lines comments)

From: Michael Richter <>
Date: Wed, 20 Nov 2013 08:51:53 +0800

On 20 November 2013 00:17, Mitchell <> wrote:

> How would I lex a comment that has a comment character which *MUST* start
>> in column 1?

> Use `l.starts_line(pattern)`. See the C lexer's preproc token for an
> example.

I have *no* idea how I missed that while it was staring me in the face.
 Thanks, Mitchell. I'll try to learn English before pestering you again.

(While I was scanning the lexer module I read that as "start_line" and
thought it was ... something utterly different.)

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