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Re: why a new lexical form?

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> From: bear <bear@xxxxxxxxx>
> Why do we actually need a new lexical form for comments?
> Can't we just use a syntax definition and say
> (Comment ...)
> "expands" to nothing?

I sometimes use ' as a way to comment out multiline commands and

However, it is more useful to be able to comment at the token level:

  (define stuff
  #| FIXME: These two cause crashes for some reason  -APP