Le 02/02/2018 à 02:44, j.d...@piments.com a écrit : > On 02/02/18 09:15, Lex Trotman wrote: >> […] >> >> In fact the commenting code does not understand the language at all, >> it just applies the character sequences configured in the filetype as >> text, single line comments for preference (after all the menu items >> are "comment line") or open/close comments as a fallback. > > This seems unnecessarily restrictive. C has two comment formats : // > and /**/ ; it would be good have a means of using either : presumably > a secondary hot key. That could also cover OP's requirement.
Geany will use multi-line comment style (with open and close sequences) if there's no single-line sequences defined for that filetype. The reason Geany prefers the single-line comments is that it's a lot more robust: for example, if in C you try to wrap the following with multi-line comments: foo(); /* do something */ it will lead to /* foo(); /* do something */ */ which is illegal syntax (the comment ends at the first "*/", not the last one. This is because C multi-line comments don't nest, and many languages have the same issue. However, single-line comments don't have that problem. An even more interesting example could be regex_replace(str, ".*/", ""); which would lead to the illegal and even more tricky /* regex_replace(str, ".*/", ""); */ Also, the same problem applies to commenting a portion of a line, because you need to use the "/* */" kind and its problems. So supporting that, while very nice, would be tricky and very language-specific, and I can't even think of a perfect solution, as you'd have to replace the "*/" sequences inside the commented area with something else, yet restore it on uncommenting. Anyway, that's a few reflection points :) Cheers, Colomban _______________________________________________ Users mailing list Users@lists.geany.org https://lists.geany.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/users