is there a multiline ruby "comment" approach? like java's /* code */ ???

Hi,

Just wondering if there is a way to easy comment out a block of ruby code without putting the “#” characters on each line?

Is there an equivalent to java’s /* */, for example:

/* askdf

asd
fasdf
as
dfasd
fa
*/

Thanks

Hi,

Just wondering if there is a way to easy comment out a block of ruby code
without putting the "#" characters on each line?

Is there an equivalent to java's /* */, for example:

<...>

=begin
your comment...
... going on...
... and on...
=end

Regards,
Rimantas

excellent - thanks Rimantas

Yes, and as far as I know, that’s the only multi-line comment syntax in Ruby.

Jason

I'm using Rails 2.0 and I tried this and this is the error I got

syntax error, unexpected '='
    =begin

======== CODE ============
def who_bought
  =begin
  respond_to do |format|
    format.xml {
      @product = Product.find(params[:id])
      @orders = @product.orders
    }
  end
  =end
end
======== END CODE ========

=begin
=end

They must be the first thing on that line. No whitespace can precede it.

Jason

thanks! That helps. I couldn't figure out why I couldn't get it to work.