Comments are lines in a source file that have been marked to be ignored by the compiler. Two styles of comments are supported by current C/C++ compilers:
- /* text */
- // text
You can quickly comment out one or more lines of code by inserting the leading characters // at the beginning of the line. To do so, select the line (or lines) of code you want to comment out and press CTRL+/ (slash).
To uncomment select the line (or lines) of code, and press CTRL+\ (backslash).
Tip: The characters /* */ on lines that are already commented out, are not affected when you comment and uncomment code.
You can use the Content Assist feature to insert a multi-line comment before a function.
Type com+Ctrl+Space, and the following code is entered at the cursor location:
/* * author userid * * To change this generated comment edit the template variable "comment": * Window > Preferences > C/C++ > Editor > Templates. */To change the default comment click Window > Preferences > C > Templates. For more information see the Content Assist section.