[Python-ideas] Multi-line comment blocks.

Stephen J. Turnbull stephen at xemacs.org
Sat Jun 16 08:45:23 CEST 2012

Devin Jeanpierre writes:

 > [T]riple-quoted strings have three purposes:
 > - Actual string objects
 > - Docstrings

Docstrings are a subset of "actual string objects," of course.
They just have a special syntax, and their primary use is "meta" (eg,

 > - Comments

And so are strings-as-comments.  Strings could be used as comments in

void foo ()
    "This comment would be optimized away, most likely.";
    "Not to mention compilers may bitch about lack of effect.";
    return 42;

It's just a side effect of expression statements.  You don't have to
like it, of course.

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