<Update 01/04/2012: This post was written in 2008, when PowerShell was in version 1. Block comments were introduced in Version 2.>
One of the raging debates that have had within the team is the issue of whether to support block comments. In PowerShell, we have the comment character # e.g.
# This is a test
get-Process -Name LSASS # you can put a comment at the end of a line too
There are times when you have a large set of lines that you need to comment out (e.g. code in progress, cutting out code to test something, function headers, etc). Some believe that we should support a block comment model like C. e.g.
so you don’t have to put a # in front of every line:
Now you can join the debate. The connect database has a bug filed on this that you can vote on or comment on. https://connect.microsoft.com/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=319307&SiteID=99
Let us know what you think.
If you need help knowing what to think, let me know and I’ll tell you. 🙂
Jeffrey Snover [MSFT]
Windows Management Partner Architect
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