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Just like in almost any programming language, comments can be used to add explanations, descriptions, etc. Template comments are ignored by the parser and will not be displayed in the resulting HTML output.

There is only one way to add template comments, and that is by encapsulating a block of code by a matching pair of the "{*" and "*}" sequence of characters (left curly bracket + asterisk and asterisk + right curly bracket). In other words, a template comment is just like any other template code except that the curly brackets are accompanied by adjacent asterisks. It is possible to comment both single and multiple lines of code. However, nesting of comments is not supported (it is not possible to comment a chunk of code that already is a comment). The following examples demonstrate the use of comments.

Single line comment

{* This is a single line comment. *}

The example above will not produce any output.

Multi-line comment

{* This is a long comment that
    spans across several lines
    within the template file. *}

The example above will not produce any output.

Nested comments (illegal)

{* {* Nested comments are not supported! *}
This text will be displayed. *}

The example above will produce the following output:

This text will be displayed.

Balazs Halasy (14/09/2010 11:25 am)

Geir Arne Waaler (28/09/2010 11:11 am)

Balazs Halasy, Geir Arne Waaler


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