IDLE comments

Chris Rebert clp2 at
Fri Jun 19 23:51:39 EDT 2009

On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 11:23 PM, Jason Gervich<gervich at> wrote:
> Why does IDLE use two hash marks for comments (##)? Most other editors
> (Geany, SPE) use a single hash mark (#) to designate comments.

I would guess to distinguish its (usually block) comments from
manually-added (usually explanatory) comments, but this is just

> How does one change IDLE to use just a single (#) hash mark for comments?

Edit its source code? The GUI doesn't appear to expose any option for it.


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