NAME comments SYNTAX /* block comment text */ // line comment text <end of line> DESCRIPTION Comments are used to stored arbitrary text in the LPC program source. It is a good idea if some if this text explains the deeper intentions behind the actual LPC statements. There are block comments and line comments. Block comments start with a '/*' and end with a '*/'. They cannot be nested, so /* this /* is */ illegal */ will treat '/* this /* is */' as the comment. Line comments start with '//' and continue until the unescaped(!) end of the line (as in the new C standard). It is not possible to next block and line comments within each other. Meaning: '//' within /* ... */ has no special meaning, neither does '/*' or '*/' have after a //. EXAMPLES /* Simple block comment */ /* Block comments can span several lines */ // Simple line comment // Line comments can \ span several lines, too! //#define LONG_MACRO The unique behaviour \ or line comments regarding the end of line \ can be used for example to comment out a \ large macro with just to keystrokes.