You might have expected multiline comments here, but the more significant distinguishing factor between different commenting styles is how a comment is terminated. For single-line comments, this means the comment runs until the end of the line. For delimited comments, a special character sequence is used to indicate the end of a comment.
Delimited comments are precisely that: They start with a
/* sequence and end when the first
*/ sequence is encountered. They’re especially useful for longer comments, eliminating the tedious repetition of
//. In addition, you’ll find them often used to provide a heading in source files, containing information about the file’s reason for existence, its author, copyright information, and so on: ...