Any way to #-out large blocks of code?

floydddd

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often, i want to swap larger piece of code, without losing what i'm swapping out. currently, to hide the old code, i have to place a # in front of every relevant line. seems to me there ought to be an easier way to do it, like, after the #, encapsulating and capturing the rest with parens or brackets, neither of which do the trick, of course. any other shortcut to this that i don't know abut?
 
Not that I know of. Just the slow process of commenting out each line one by one. You could duplicate the script and just delete everything you don't need, but then you will have a bunch of extra studies in TOS if you don't periodically delete them.
 

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@floydddd TOS keeps 10 versions of scripts. You can cut whole blocks, add blocks, edit, label the various versions.
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wow. did not notice that, merryday. thanks!

pensar: i've got wwwway too many custom studies, a lot of them repeats from when i open a sharing link. will have to go through and get rid of them some day but every time i started, i get overwhelmed and go back and enter a new study just for the heck of it. there's just so many of them to check out. lately, i've been perusing all that's available on github. it's nearly never ending!
 
@floydddd I'm the same - I have over 75 named "newstudy__" alone, and that doesn't count all the custom named ones. I've recently created a OneNote for scripts, and spent a whole day moving them over and deleting the unnecessary ones. I try to clean out my studies about once every 2-3 months.
 
often, i want to swap larger piece of code, without losing what i'm swapping out. currently, to hide the old code, i have to place a # in front of every relevant line. seems to me there ought to be an easier way to do it, like, after the #, encapsulating and capturing the rest with parens or brackets, neither of which do the trick, of course. any other shortcut to this that i don't know abut?
I suggest using a text editor like sublime or vs code. There is even a syntax highlighter for vs code. Anyway, I suggest these because they support the creation of create multi-line carets so you could press # once. There are other benefits, but out of the scope of your question.

If you want to stay in the native editor, you could also encapsulate your code into functions using script. Then you could create different versions of the function and call it from your main code. https://tlc.thinkorswim.com/center/reference/thinkScript/Reserved-Words/script.html
 

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