Of course, look this example:
See? No matter if i type an "--" for comments. The counter at the right corner still count my letters... What i'm supposedly doing wrong?
I got it !
The counter, as you call it, counts the number of characters in your script regardless if those characters are part of the code or in comments.
This is not a glitch. And do not stop using comments to lower the counter. The counter just display some overall usless information.
Got it :)
TIC has 64K buffer for source code, and it doesn't matter is it comment or not, you can type only 65536 chars in the editor.
It's not a glitch :)