load and comments

    Hi, I'm using very often the load command, I

    > would like to know why the default comments character is
    > still '%', the one from matlab, other than historical? I
    > would prefer to have the one from python '#'. I know it's
    > just a personal preference but we are using python so for
    > consistency I'm thinking that it would be better to have
    > '#' or at least to have an option in matplotlibrc to
    > choose the default character.

Good call -- changed in svn and duly noted in the CHANGELOG and in