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Meaning of BOXED COMMENTS

 
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 Definition: 

comments that occupy several lines by themselves; so called because in assembler and c code they are often surrounded by a box in a style similar to this:

 /*************************************************
 *

* This is a boxed comment in C style *

*************************************************/

Common variants of this style omit the asterisks in column 2 or add a matching row of asterisks closing the right side of the box. The sparest variant omits all but the comment delimiters themselves; the "box" is implied.

Opposite of winged comments.

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