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Re: Feature suggestion

From: Rob Holland
Subject: Re: Feature suggestion
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2005 08:37:52 +0100

On Tue, 2005-10-11 at 15:44 +0900, Shigio Yamaguchi wrote:

> What is the reason to divide comments into two part?
> How should we use it?
> How is it useful?

It is useful because auditors (for example) wish to share information
about source code, such as potential over/under flows. However, editing
the source code to add information like this as comments is messy,
because that changes all the line numbers, and prevents diffs being made
or applied against the original code.

What we would like is a way to keep clean sources but share a file which
adds extra context to the code to keep track of things we need to double
check, or that are known broken.

I hope that makes it clearer.



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