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01 - Comments

Motoko allows you to write comments in your code.

Here’s a simple comment:

// Hello, world!

In Motoko, comments must start with two slashes and continue until the end of the line. For comments that extend beyond a single line, you’ll need to include // on each line, like this:

// Hello, world! I have a lot to say, so much that it will take multiple
// lines of text. Therefore, I will start each line with // to denote it
// as part of a multi-line comment.

Comments can also be placed at the end of lines containing code:

func add(x : Nat, y :  Nat) : Nat {
x + y // here we are adding two values together


Comments may also be indented:

func multiply(x : Nat, y : Nat) : Nat {
// here we are multiplying x by y
x * y

multiply(2, 3);