Tim Hoffmann wrote:
> # this is a comment \
> this one too \
> even this
> It's not a real bug, but IMHO people would not expect
The way to deal with people's expectations is to write documentation for
them to read, so they'll know which expectations are correct. There's
nothing we can possibly do about the expectations of people who don't
read enough of the documentation to find "help introduction".
> This can lead to strange errors, especially for
> windows users (I don't know who else would need a \ at the
> end of a comment):
> # load settings from d:\data\
Even windows users wouldn't _need_ that. They could just as easily write
#load settings from d:\data
> load "d:\data\settings.gp"
That load command is actually wrong. It should be one of
> Anyway it might be reasonable to change this behavior.
No. Changing syntax from what it has been for decades, to match
expectations of people who fail to read documentation, is anything but