Python end of file marker similar to perl's __END__

Neil Cerutti horpner at
Thu Aug 2 15:08:41 CEST 2007

On 2007-08-02, Magnus Lycka <lycka at> wrote:
> Neil Cerutti wrote:
>> On 2007-08-01, Cameron Laird <claird at> wrote:	.
>>> I want to re-emphasize the "triple-quote it" tip mentioned
>>> earlier in this thread.  I think the original questioner
>>> will find this quite satisfying, if I understand his situ-
>>> ation at all.
>>> *I* certainly have source code with embedded "junk" 
>>> commented out as multi-line strings.
>> I used to do that, but now that I use doctests so much it's
>> infeasible to comment out arbitrary code that way, since they
>> can't necessarily nest.
> If you consistently use e.g. ''' for doc strings, you can use
> """ to comment out code blocks.

But then I couldn't use """ in my docstrings! ;) Actually, I
wound up converting all my multiline doctests to use
concatenation instead, since they were ruining my syntax
highlighting performance in Vim.

Neil Cerutti
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