Multiple line comment in Python

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Is there a way to give multiple line comments in Python?

Like it is in case of C/C++ : /*comment*/. Or does it have to be marked "#" in front of every line?

This question is tagged with python comments

~ Asked on 2014-01-21 08:47:10

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37

Try this

'''
This is a multiline
comment. I can type here whatever I want.
'''

Python does have a multiline string/comment syntax in the sense that unless used as docstrings, multiline strings generate no bytecode -- just like #-prepended comments. In effect, it acts exactly like a comment.

On the other hand, if you say this behavior must be documented in the official docs to be a true comment syntax, then yes, you would be right to say it is not guaranteed as part of the language specification.

In any case your editor should also be able to easily comment-out a selected region (by placing a # in front of each line individually). If not, switch to an editor that does.

Programming in Python without certain text editing features can be a painful experience. Finding the right editor (and knowing how to use it) can make a big difference in how the Python programming experience is perceived.

Not only should the editor be able to comment-out selected regions, it should also be able to shift blocks of code to the left and right easily, and should automatically place the cursor at the current indentation level when you press Enter. Code folding can also be useful.

~ Answered on 2014-01-21 08:47:47


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#Single line

'''
multi-line
comment
'''

"""
also, 
multi-line comment
"""

~ Answered on 2014-01-21 08:51:24


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