This enhancement has been discussed before on pivotal as id 3562479 and topic "ignored columns"
It was rated as nice, but not necessary. Comment columns are marked by starting the header with #. This is in conformance to comments used within slim script tables.
Unfortunately, I was not aware of the comment cells mentioned there when I started to implement this feature. Nonetheless, comment columns are more useful than comment cells in my current use case, since I generate wiki pages from Excel sheets.
If there were not much more effort to implement the feature than to pull in the two commits here I would be happy to see this feature in fitness in the future.
added comment columns for Query tables
comment column in decision table
If you can update the SliM tables documentation, that would be awesome.
updated wiki pages with comment examples
I have updated the wiki documentation in the commented column branch of my fork.
However, what seems odd to me is that fitness.slim.test.ShouldIBuyMilk was removed in November with commit 86acfa3. The wiki page FitNesseRoot/FitNesse/UserGuide/SliM/DecisionTable/content.txt did not work anymore because of that missing class. I have therefore re-added it.
I think I was I bit rigorous in cleaning up some apparently unused stuff.
It's in. Thanks!
Thanks for adding the feature. One question concerning the broken user guide. In order to avoid similar problems in the future: Could a check of the status quo of the tests within the user guide be a part of the acceptance test suite?