How to use the comment package within a footnote?

The comment package provides for different comment environments which one can selectively in- or exclude via a switch in the preamble. I haven't found out yet how to get it to work in footnotes yet though:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{comment}
\excludecomment{note}
\begin{document}
Some text.
\footnote{A footnote.
\begin{note}
A note for myself within a footnote.
\end{note}
}
\end{document}


gives me the following error:

Excluding comment 'comment') Excluding comment 'note'
! Argument of \xComment has an extra }.
<inserted text>
\par
l.10 }

• You can't use it inside the argument of other commands. – Ulrike Fischer Oct 29 '15 at 8:18
• @UlrikeFischer It seems the version package can be used instead. – muk.li Oct 29 '15 at 8:52

The version package seems to be a drop-in replacement:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{version}
\excludeversion{note}
\begin{document}
Some text.
\footnote{A footnote.
\begin{note}
A note for myself within a footnote.
\end{note}
}
\end{document}

• I can't get this MWE to compile: Argument of \note@NOTE has an extra } – Steven B. Segletes Oct 29 '15 at 9:49
• @StevenB.Segletes Strange. That was the error message I got with the comment package. The version package seems to be able to handle this. – muk.li Oct 29 '15 at 9:56