Config parsing (2/4): Proposed syntax

Russ Allbery rra at
Sat May 12 04:20:03 UTC 2001

Forrest J Cavalier <mibsoft at> writes:

>> Can we get a clarification on the interaction of these two?  That is,
>> should the line following a line which begins with "#" and ends with
>> "\" be considered part of the comment or not.

> I think Russ will jump in here.  I think the intent is that strings 
> can be continued.  A comment line ending in \ is nothing special.
> It is not continued.


> Perhaps the wording should be changed or statement added to make
> this clear.

I've now added an explicit statement to that effect, since it's a definite
difference from newsfeeds.

Russ Allbery (rra at             <>

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