[OS X TeX] starred parantheses in LaTeX ?

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Sat May 6 05:56:31 EDT 2006

On 5/6/06, Andrei Sobolevskii <ansobol at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> On 06.05.2006, at 12:14, delanoy at math.univ-lyon1.fr wrote:
> > I put a % at the beginning
> > of every line to do this, which is tedious. Is there a better method ?
> What tool do you use to edit your TeX files?  In TeXShop you just
> highlight a stretch of code that you want to comment and choose
> Format-Comment from the menu (or hit Cmd-{).  In Emacs you highlight
> the region to be commented and hit "C-c ;".
> > Are
> > there
> > LaTeX equivalents of C's ``starred parantheses" ?
> I saw Morton's reply but I'd rather say "no," because the options
> mentioned in that FAQ are kind of slightly unnatural (you wouldn't
> write "if 0 {...}" in C to comment out "...").  Apparently Knuth
> didn't feel it necessary.

Actually there is a package comment which allows multiline comment
without use of
%. Also one can use filecontents package even if it is a bit whacky
way since it would write down your comments at the separate files.

Actually conditional construction is the most natural to switch on/off
some chunks of the code because then one does not need to search for
the end of this chunk.

> HTH,
> Andrei

Victor Ivrii, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto
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