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Christopher W. O'Dell (email@example.com) writes:
> This is probably wishful thinking, but is there any way to
> comment out a large section of code as in C,
> where you don't have to insert a ';' on every line of code,
> but you can use a beginning and ending comment delimiter?
> I have this idea that there might be secret delimiters that
> i have not yet heard about in IDL. And I'm very lazy and
> have often longed for this feature.
It's wishful thinking.
But you can always temporarily wrap code you want to ignore
in an IF statement:
ignore = 1
IF ignore NE 1 THEN BEGIN
... code to ignore here...
ENDIF ; of code I am ignoring
It's not elegant, but if the code you want to ignore
consists of a lot of lines, it cuts down on repetitive
motion injuries. And you can easily go back and forth
just by setting the ignore flag. :-)
David Fanning, Ph.D.
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