// for comments

Eric S. Raymond esr at thyrsus.com
Sat Feb 13 12:38:21 UTC 2016

Mark Atwood <fallenpegasus at gmail.com>:
> (the following is not a policy decision, yet)
> I don't think we will be supporting any compilers so old as not support
> slashslash comments.
> OTOH, I think they are confusing, but that's a personal preference, due to
> my visceral dislike of JavaScript.
> My preference is we avoid adding more, and should add that to the style
> guide.
> Don't waste time fixing them.  But if anyone wants to do so anyway, sure,
> go ahead.
> OTOH, ??-style trigraphs are an abomination, and should never be used.
> I solicit other opinions.
> ..m

I just noted that C99 allows them, so they fit our conformance baseline.

I'm not as against them as you are.  I don't generate them spontaneously, but
I'll use them where they fit the local style.

I will add the ban on trigraphs. :-)
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