It is good practice to write comments explaining your code.
There are two types of comments in Java, both with syntax similar to comments in C and C++.
- Traditional comments: Enclose a traditional comment in /* and */.
- End-of-line comments: Use double slashes (//) which causes the rest of the line ignored by the compiler.
Traditional comments do not nest, which means
/* comment 1 */
comment 2 */
- is invalid because the first */ after the first /* will terminate
- which will generate a compiler error
End-of-line comments can contain anything, including the sequences of characters /* and */, such as this:
// /* this comment is okay */