This command comments out the lines that start in the region. With a
negative argument, it does the opposite: it deletes the comment
delimiters from these lines. See Multi-Line Comments in GNU
Emacs Manual, for fuller details.
actually part of CC Mode; it is given a CC Mode binding for
Insert a comment at the end of the current line, if none is there
already. Then reindent the comment according to
(see Options for Comments in GNU Emacs Manual)
and the variables below. Finally, position the point after the
comment starter. C-u M-; kills any comment on the current line,
together with any whitespace before it. This is a standard Emacs
command, but CC Mode enhances it a bit with two variables:
This style variable allows you to vary the column that M-; puts
the comment at, depending on what sort of code is on the line, and
possibly the indentation of any similar comment on the preceding line.
It is an association list that maps different types of lines to
actions describing how they should be handled. If a certain line type
isn’t present on the list then the line is indented to the column
See the documentation string for a full description of this variable (use C-h v c-indent-comment-alist).
Normally, when this style variable is
nil, M-; will
indent comment-only lines according to
just as it does with lines where other code precede the comments.
However, if you want it to act just like TAB for comment-only
lines you can get that by setting
c-indent-comments-syntactically-p to non-
c-indent-comments-syntactically-p is non-
c-indent-comment-alist won’t be consulted at all for comment-only
The name of this command varies between (X)Emacs versions.