Hubro Hubro - 18 days ago 7
PHP Question

Can I use hash sign (#) for commenting in PHP?

I have never, ever, seen a PHP file using hashes (

#
) for commenting. But today I realized that I actually can! I'm assuming there's a reason why everybody uses
//
instead though, so here I am.

Is there any reason, aside from personal preference, to use
//
rather than
#
for comments?

Answer

The answer to the question Is there any difference between using "#" and "//" for single-line comments in PHP? is no.

There is no difference. By looking at the parsing part of PHP source code, both "#" and "//" are handled by the same code and therefore have the exact same behavior.

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