PythonCard timer/thread tutorial
steve at REMOVE-THIS-cybersource.com.au
Thu Dec 25 14:24:03 CET 2008
On Wed, 24 Dec 2008 16:59:23 -0800, Mike Driscoll wrote:
>> Among my questions are:
>> """ A little thread we've added""" seems to be an isolated string. It
>> does not seem to be doing anything there, almost like a comment. Why is
>> it there?
> That's what some people call a doc string.
Other people call it "Maurice". *wink*
A doc[umentation] string is the accepted name for it. Anytime a function,
class or module starts immediately with a loan string, that string is
stored by the Python compiler in an attribute __doc__. E.g.:
>>> def parrot(x):
... "This is a doc string."
... return "Norwegian Blue"
'This is a doc string.'
> It is like a comment in that
> it helps the user know what the function is for. Notice the triple
Triple quotes are a red herring. Any string literal will do.
More information about the Python-list