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How do I comment q code?

A till-end-of-line comment begins with a single slash that appears either -

1. at the start of a non-empty line,

/ this line is ignored
/so is this one

or

2. is preceded by a space:

foo: 47; / this is also a comment
42+/1 2 3 / The first / does NOT start a comment!

In the last example, the first slash functions as the adverb over.

Begin a block comment with a lone backslash at the start of a line, and finish it with sole slash -

\
All of this is a block comment.
Even /\ this is OK.
/
x: 47 / this line (before the slash) is code

or the reverse:

/
The opposite works, too.
Using block comments to comment out code can be
confusing unless you pick one way and stick to it.
\

A \ does not have to be matched; it then serves as an end-of-file indicator:

\
all lines below are
i
g
n
o
r
e
d

Lastly, if a script's first line begins with '#!', that line is skipped, e.g.:

#! blah.. blah..