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<programming> To surround a section of code with comment
delimiters or to prefix every line in the section with a
comment marker. This prevents it from being compiled or
interpreted. It is often done to temporarily disable the
code, e.g. during debugging or when the code is redundant or
obsolete, but is being left in the source to make the intent
of the active code clearer.
The word "comment" is sometimes replaced with whatever
syntax is used to mark comments in the language in question,
e.g. "hash out" (shell script, Perl), "REM out" (BASIC),
Compare condition out.
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