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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Comment  \Com"ment\,  v.  t. 
  To  comment  on  [Archaic.]  --Fuller. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Comment  \Com"ment\,  n.  [Cf.  OF  comment.] 
  1.  A  remark,  observation,  or  criticism;  gossip;  discourse; 
  talk. 
 
  Their  lavish  comment  when  her  name  was  named 
  --Tennyson. 
 
  2.  A  note  or  observation  intended  to  explain,  illustrate,  or 
  criticise  the  meaning  of  a  writing,  book,  etc.; 
  explanation;  annotation;  exposition. 
 
  All  the  volumes  of  philosophy,  With  all  their 
  comments.  --Prior. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Comment  \Com"ment\  (?;  277),  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Commented};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Commenting}.]  [F.  commenter,  L.  commentari  to 
  meditate  upon  explain,  v.  intens.  of  comminisci  commentus 
  to  reflect  upon  invent;  com-  +  the  root  of  meminisse  to 
  remember,  mens  mind.  See  {Mind}.] 
  To  make  remarks,  observations,  or  criticism;  especially,  to 
  write  notes  on  the  works  of  an  author,  with  a  view  to 
  illustrate  his  meaning,  or  to  explain  particular  passages;  to 
  write  annotations;  --  often  followed  by  on  or  upon 
 
  A  physician  to  comment  on  your  malady.  --Shak. 
 
  Critics  .  .  .  proceed  to  comment  on  him  --Dryden. 
 
  I  must  translate  and  comment.  --Pope. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  comment 
  n  1:  a  statement  that  expresses  a  personal  opinion  or  belief; 
  "from  time  to  time  she  contributed  a  personal  comment  on 
  his  account"  [syn:  {remark}] 
  2:  a  written  explanation  or  criticism  or  illustration  that  is 
  added  to  a  book  or  other  textual  material;  "he  wrote  an 
  extended  comment  on  the  proposal"  [syn:  {commentary}] 
  3:  a  report  (often  malicious)  about  the  doings  of  other  people; 
  "the  divorce  caused  much  gossip"  [syn:  {gossip},  {scuttlebutt}] 
  v  1:  make  or  write  comment  to  make  a  comment  on  [syn:  {notice},  {remark}, 
  {point  out}] 
  2:  explain  or  interpret  something 
  3:  provide  interlinear  explanations  for  words  or  phrases  [syn: 
  {gloss}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  comment 
 
    (Or  "remark")  Explanatory  text  embedded  in 
  program  {source}  (or  less  often  data)  intended  to  help  human 
  readers  understand  it 
 
  Code  completely  without  comments  is  often  hard  to  read,  but 
  too  heavily  commented  code  isn't  much  better,  especially  if 
  the  comments  are  not  kept  up-to-date  with  changes  to  the  code. 
  Too  much  commenting  may  mean  that  the  code  is 
  over-complicated.  A  good  rule  is  to  comment  everything  that 
  needs  it  but  write  code  that  doesn't  need  much  of  it 
 
  A  particularly  irksome  form  of  over-commenting  explains 
  exactly  what  each  statement  does  even  when  it  is  obvious  to 
  any  reasonably  competant  programmer,  e.g. 
 
  /*  Open  the  input  file  */ 
  infd  =  open(input_file,  O_RDONLY); 
 
  (1998-04-28) 
 
 




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