On Wed, Sep 22, 2021 at 11:59 AM Jens Maurer <Jens.Maurer@gmx.net> wrote:
On 22/09/2021 17.46, Corentin via SG16 wrote:
> I added "A whitespace is the longest sequence of characters that could constitute a whitespace." in [lex.whitespace]. I believe this is true for all sort of whitespaces, including comments and
> it takes care of both line-breaks and comments

"Longest sequence" sounds like all of this:

  /* blah */ stuff */

is one comment, but in reality, it is one comment plus garbage "stuff */".

The grammar already precludes consuming the first */ as part of a longer comment. So the "longest sequence" presented above cannot constitute a whitespace.
 

Jens