David L Miller <dlm(_at_)cac(_dot_)washington(_dot_)edu> writes:
On Fri, 25 Apr 1997, Tim Showalter wrote:
On Fri, 25 Apr 1997, Chris Newman wrote:
I suggest using "--" instead of "#" as the comment introducer. "--" is
what Applescript uses, and is more likely to make sense to the average
human (rather than a programmer) IMHO.
Only to those familier with applescript.
I can see this, but I'd like a second opinion. It seems a little strange
Both are used in other languages, so there is a precedent for either
one. I can see the argument for matching AppleScript, since there are
some otherwise novice potential users already familiar with it. Do
any other languages targeted to novices use "#"?
I'm not sure worrying about the familiarity of '#' to novices is a big
deal. It's short and to the point and it's in wide use on at least one
platform (:-). For users that are 'pathologically-novice' a GUI interface
is more in order anyway.