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bug#31623: 27.0; Elisp manual, index entry "; in comment"


From: Noam Postavsky
Subject: bug#31623: 27.0; Elisp manual, index entry "; in comment"
Date: Tue, 29 May 2018 19:32:23 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.1 (gnu/linux)

Drew Adams <address@hidden> writes:

> From the text of index entry "; in comment" I would expect a node that
> talks about the use of `;' inside a comment.  I cannot imagine what
> other sense someone might make of this index-entry text.
>
> But the target of the index entry, node `Comments', does not seem to
> say anything about a `;' character inside a comment.

As far as I can tell, it refers to this sentence:

      In Lisp, a semicolon (`;') starts a comment if it is not
    within a string or character constant.

So, if it is not "within a string or character constant" then the
semicolon is in a comment.






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