Can ruby comment out a block of code?

It sounds pretty stupid, but I could not find a way to do it in Ruby
yet.

Such in C/C++/Java:
/*
This is all comments.

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Am I missing something???

Help, please!

On Oct 14, 2006, at 12:47 PM, Roseanne Z. wrote:

and
Google to find an answer to your question. If you can’t find an answer
there, make sure to include all relevant information that is necessary
to help you in your post.
*/

Ruby’s block comment looks like this:

=begin

We’re in a comment here. Both the =begin and the =end must be the
first elements on a line for this to work.

=end

James Edward G. II

Roseanne Z. wrote:

there, make sure to include all relevant information that is necessary
to help you in your post.
*/

Am I missing something???

Help, please!

$ acroread Programming\ Ruby.pdf

Search for =begin

Page 218:
</do this>

Looks like a line starting with “=begin” and a line starting with “=end”
will comment out a chunk of code.

HTH

James Edward G. II wrote:

Ruby’s block comment looks like this:

=begin

We’re in a comment here. Both the =begin and the =end must be the first
elements on a line for this to work.

=end

Are there any plans on introducing shorter form in ruby 2?

The form isn’t that much of a problem, but the fact that something like
that isn’t possible

puts “hey” =begin
comment
=end

Esad

James G. wrote:

On Oct 14, 2006, at 12:47 PM, Roseanne Z. wrote:

=begin

We’re in a comment here. Both the =begin and the =end must be the
first elements on a line for this to work.

=end

James Edward G. II

Huge Thanks!

I believe I saw it once somewhere, but remembered it wrong.
I wrote
==begin
==end

and it dit not work. :frowning:

Stupid me!!!

Esad H. wrote:

Are there any plans on introducing shorter form in ruby 2?

Using all pound signs is more common - I only see the =begin / =end
style for file headers. Just Learn To Use Your IDE/Editor, and use
whicheverkeycombo it provides for line-commenting a paragraph, and
letting you span such a comment over multiple lines easily. I -think-
ruby-mode for Emacs supports auto-fill for that. Might be thinking of
another language though.

David V.

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