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The IDA Pro Book, 2nd Edition by Chris Eagle

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Commenting in IDA

Another useful feature in IDA is the ability to embed comments in your databases. Comments are a particularly useful way to leave notes for yourself regarding your progress as you analyze a program. In particular, comments are helpful for describing sequences of assembly language instructions in a higher-level fashion. For example, you might opt to write comments using C language statements to summarize the behavior of a particular function. On subsequent analysis of the function, the comments would serve to refresh your memory faster than reanalyzing the assembly language statements.

IDA offers several styles of comments, each suited for a different purpose. Comments may be associated with any line of the disassembly listing ...

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