Single line comments
\\start a comment, which terminates immediately before the next new-line character.
\\are intended to continue a comment from the previous line (example).
Multi-line and inline comments
\‘start a comment, which terminates with the corresponding character
’. These comments can be nested.
\( this_function_call_is_commented_out() // Nested comment: \( // Please balance all parentheses in your source code: I ch == "(" // ) ... ) // end of nested comment ) this_function_call_is_not_commented_out()
[Balancing of all character pairs
‘’is recommended not only for this 11l-style comments to work correctly, but also for correct highlighting of matching parentheses/brackets/braces in the source code editors.]
When commenting a lot of code, you can use extra brackets to notice end of comment better:
\[[[ ... a lot of code ... ]]]