OXLA fully supports comments in your queries. Comments provide a way to add explanatory notes and improve the readability of queries, making it easier for developers and stakeholders to understand complex queries.
There are two types of comments in OXLA: single-line and multi-line (block).
A single-line comment in OXLA starts with two consecutive hyphens (--) and extends to the end of the line. These comments are used to annotate specific parts of a query, providing brief explanations or notes to assist in understanding the query.
OXLA also supports multi-line comments, often referred to as block comments. These comments begin with /* and end with */, allowing for multi-line explanations or temporarily disabling sections of the query.
In OXLA, single-line comments should always be placed at the end of the line they refer to, whereas multi-line comments can be positioned anywhere within the query.
Example - Comment on Single Line:
Example - Comment on Multiple Lines:
To maximize the benefits of comments in OXLA queries, follow these best practices:
- Be Concise: Write clear and concise comments that provide meaningful insights into the specific parts of the query.
- Update Comments During Code Changes: Whenever the query is modified, update the associated comments to reflect the changes accurately.
- Avoid Over-Commenting: While comments are helpful, excessive commenting can clutter the code and reduce readability. Comment only when necessary.