[swift-evolution] [Idea] [Pitch] Distinguishing code comments from text comments

Dmitri Gribenko gribozavr at gmail.com
Fri Feb 26 11:52:36 CST 2016

On Fri, Feb 26, 2016 at 9:35 AM, Douglas McKenna via swift-evolution
<swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
> Suppose an analysis program that takes source code as mere text input

That is the root of the issue.  You shouldn't be parsing source code
with ad-hoc tools.  You need to use a real compiler.  Just because it
happened to work with, say C, does not mean that you got it right.  I
doubt that a program that you described was correctly handling, say,
line continuations in comments.

The bottom line is, you need to use a real compiler frontend to parse
source code.


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