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Re: here document within a switch fails to parse.

On 2021-01-07 7:32 a.m., Daniel Shahaf wrote:
Do consider treating the language as the independent variable and your
expectations as the dependent one, rather than the other way around.
I'll bend it to my will as much as I can, however 90% of changes since I started have been me getting used to zsh rather than the other way around.  Still, you don't know what you don't know and however naive, my comment blocks do work.   If there's a crash and burn coming up I'm sure I'll burn.

The construct you use has side-effects you've overlooked, which mean
your fashion of comments will backfire in a way that you don't see yet.
I'm prepared to find out the hard way.  Guys like me suffer.
By the way, I wonder if the reason we're having this thread is that it
hasn't occurred to you that your $EDITOR may have facilities for
commenting or uncommenting multiple lines.
There's an interesting idea!  My editor doesn't but that would be quite a feature.

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