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From Erik Hatcher <>
Subject Re: Why does Hatcher put # in front of properties.xml comments?
Date Fri, 08 Jul 2005 23:57:20 GMT

On Jul 8, 2005, at 6:04 PM, Scott Simpson wrote:
> I noticed in Hatcher's properties.xml example file from Java  
> Development with Ant that he puts a # in front of the comments?  
> What is the reason for this? Thanks.

Dredging up ancient painful memories...

The reason is because those # marks were used to add annotations into  
the book itself.  The Manning template for code annotations requires  
"# ..." marks beside code listings in (gasp) Microsoft Word.

These marks have no special meaning in properties XML files nor would  
I recommend you emulate that style.


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