On Sat, Jun 16, 2007 at 08:45:21PM -0700, Jonathan Lang wrote:
: The only other thing that I'll continue to lobby for is that the line
: starting with a block comment's termination tag should _not_ be
: considered part of the comment, save for the termination tag itself.
: Programmers are likely to be surprised when text that follows a
: closing bracket is treated as being included within it.

I don't think so.  Consider:

    #   1,
    #   2,
    #   3,

Translating that to $_.sort.say is going to elicit Great Astonishment.

And by and large, line-endiness doesn't matter for #} because people
generally put } on a line by itself anyway.  And when the #} is
*unexpected* it almost certainly means they meant it as a line-end

    #for @foo {
    #   .say
    #}; exit();

Finally, if the user really wants to terminate a comment after }, all they
have to do is just make sure the opening #{ isn't first thing on a line.
And then it's even symmetrical in a sense, going from mid-line to mid-line.


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