On Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 2:16 PM, Mark J. Reed<markjr...@gmail.com> wrote: > 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.
Agreed. As I said, the biggest potential stumbling block for this would be the existence of a double-bracket that sees frequent use at the start of a line. Query: does '<<' count as a double bracket, or as a single bracket (since it's equivalent to '«')? If the former, then there's a respectable chance of seeing a line that begins with '<<' which would comment out as an inline comment rather than an end-of-line comment. If the latter, lines beginning with '<<' would still comment out as end-of-line comments. Off the top of my head, I can't think of any other bracketing characters that are commonly doubled up. -- Jonathan "Dataweaver" Lang