On Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 4:57 PM, Jon Lang<datawea...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I'd recommend '#='; but if that
> isn't already being used by pod, it should be reserved for use by pod
> (and it's visually heavy).

Commenting out lines that include pod will generate #= at the
beginning of a line, which is tantamount to the problem we're trying
to avoid.

> What other symbols are reasonably easy to type, are visually
> lightweight, and are unlikely to be found at the start of a line and
> immediately followed by an open bracket?  Hmm... how about '#.'?

Too visually lightweight, IMO  Almost disappears entirely in this font
next to the heavy #, making the third and fourth lines below easily

>  #line comment
>  #.line comment
>  #(line comment)
>  #.(inline comment)

Besides which, Perl 6 teaches us that $foo() and $foo.() are usually
interchangeable. :)

I still like the double-bracket idea. I don't much mind the extra
character; 5 characters total still beats the 7 of HTML/XML.

Mark J. Reed <markjr...@gmail.com>

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