Wine code comments

James McKenzie jjmckenzie51 at
Fri Jun 4 22:38:45 CDT 2010

John Voltz wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I have a question about comments in the Wine code. I noticed while
> tracking down a bug that a lot of the code comments are using the
> block comment marker /*. This is a royal pain when trying to comment
> out large sections of code where there are a bunch of /* foo */
> comments. Why is this allowed? Is there are way around it without
> having to change them all to //?
Simple answer:  We use 'c' comment convention because some compilers 
choke on the C++ style.

You could use #if (0) and should use this to mark out possible locations 
for buggy code as it was noted elsewhere.  Using /* and */ is not good 
coding practice to comment out code.

James McKenzie

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