Dungeon Hunter Dungeon Hunter - 22 days ago 6
Python Question

Way to create multiline comments in Python?

I have recently started studying Python, but I couldn't find how to implement multi-line comments. Most languages have block comment symbols like

/*

*/


I tried this in Python, but it throws an error, so this probably is not the correct way. Does Python actually have a multiline comment feature?

Answer

You can use triple-quoted strings. When they're not a docstring (first thing in a class/function/module), they are ignored.

'''
This is a multiline
comment.
'''

Guido van Rossum (creator of Python) tweeted this as a "pro tip".

However, Python's style guide, PEP8, favors using consecutive single-line comments, and this is also what you'll find in many projects. Editors usually have a shortcut to do this easily.