Markdown comments

John Gruber gruber at
Mon Sep 18 11:11:06 EDT 2006

Daniel Lawson <dlawson at> wrote on 9/17/06 at 11:27 PM:

> > For compatibility, the string "--" (double-hyphen) must not

> > occur within comments.


> That stinks if you're trying to comment out any section of a web page

> that contains code using the decrement operator.


If they wanted to go for SGML compatibility with `<!-- … -->`
comments, fine, but then I think they should have included a new
comment style that simple works from "start" to "end" with no
other rules whatsoever.


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