Subject: Re: make and comments
To: NetBSD Userlevel Technical Discussion List <tech-userlevel@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Matthias Buelow <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 07/27/2002 06:24:31
Greg A. Woods wrote:

>Personally I think that "continued comments" are bogus and _dangerous_.
>A backslash in a comment is just a backslash.  It has no meaning,
>special or otherwise.
>After all that's all the manual promises:
>     Comments begin with a hash (`#') character, anywhere but in a shell com-
>     mand line, and continue to the end of the line.

It depends on the grammatical level you put "end of line" in...
In the argumentation of the standard, an end of line obviously can be 
However, there's no point arguing about that.  The standard is not