Breaks my heart every time I see someone doing this in SQL as well.   From Slashdot:

An anonymous reader shares a report on The Register:Linus Torvalds has unleashed a sweary rant on the Linux Kernel Mailing List, labelling some members "brain-damaged" for their preferred method of punctuating comments. "Can we please get rid of the brain-damaged stupid networking comment syntax style, PLEASE?" the Linux Lord asked last Friday. "If the networking people cannot handle the pure awesomeness that is a balanced and symmetric traditional multi-line C style comments, then instead of the disgusting unbalanced crap that you guys use now, please just go all the way to the C++ mode."Torvalds despises the following two comment-punctuation styles (with his comments):/* This is disgusting drug-induced

* crap, and should die

*/and:/* This is also very nasty

* and visually unbalanced */Torvalds prefers the following two styles:/* This is a comment */and:/*

* This is also a comment, but it can now be cleanly

* split over multiple lines 

*/