How to Block a Comment in Python

To comment out a block of code in Python, “prepend a #(octothorpe)” to each consecutive line. Another way you can comment out a block is with a multi-line string literal. Any line of code starting with # is treated as a comment and gets ignored by the compiler.

# This is block comment 
# Created using # symbol 
# This is the perfect example

print ("Block Comment in Python")

A comment block in Python is a section of code that the interpreter ignores and is used to add notes or explanations about the code. Block comments are one of the ways to explain the code when you are working in a team.

Benefits of using a block comment

  1. You can explain separate code sections using block comments in Python, C++, and Java. They provide more information about the code and clarify its purpose.
  2. Block comments make your code easier to read and comprehend and can guide future developers needing to read the code.
  3. Block comments can be used to build documentation for code, making it easier for developers to refer to when necessary.

Across-the-board, block comments can be pretty valuable for enhancing code’s readability, documentation, and debugging.

When and why to use a block comment in Python?

  1. Use the block comment to explain what a specific section of code is doing or to disable a piece of code temporarily.
  2. You can write block comments with the hash sign (#) and a comment, or you can use triple quotation marks (“””) and a comment.
  3. Block comments can also identify related code sections, including multiple if statements.

Further reading

How to Create a Comment Block on Jupyter Notebook

How to Create a Comment Block on VSCode in Python

How to write multiline comments

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