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Here you will learn about comments in Python with its examples.

Comments in Python are used by the developer to provide, give or write some information about some line of code in Python program.

Comments are ignore by the Python interpreter, therefore comments helps us in debugging the program.

Comments in python, also helps in reviewing the python code later.

Types of Comment in Python

There are two types of comment available in Python. That is,

Single Line Comment in Python

Single line comments are the comments that can be written in only one line with the help of commenting code that is used to write at the beginning of comment.

All characters after hash (#) sign referred as comment (single line comment), up to the physical line end. Here is an example of single line comment in Python:

# Python Basic Syntax - Example Program
# We are comments
print("Hello World, I am Python"); # i am also comment

This will produce the following output:

python comments

Multiline Comment in Python

Comments that can be written in more than one line with the help of single commenting code is known as multiline comment in Python.

Multiline starting commenting code is ''' and ending with same, that is '''.

Let's follow the example given below to understand about multiline comment in Python completely.

''' This
    is
    multiline
    comment
'''
''' Multiline comment
    starts with \'''
    and ends with
    \'''
'''

print("Hello Python,\nThis is multiline comment example");

Note - In the above example of multiline comment, \ is used to skip ending the multiline comment. Therefore only use ''' before writing the multiline comment and after writing the comment, close with same, that is, '''.

In other word, multiline comments are used inside triple quotes.

Here is the screenshot of the Python file where the above example is written, that is codescracker.py

python single line multiline comment

If you run the above Python code, then you will see the following output on your output screen.

comments in python

As you can see that the following line:

''' This
    is
    multiline
    comment
'''
''' Multiline comment
    starts with \'''
    and ends with
    \'''
'''

written in the above example is not printed on output screen after running the Python program. This happens as the above line of text or code is multiline comment.


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