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Is there a mechanism to comment out large blocks of Python code?

Right now, the only way I can see of commenting out code is to either start every line with a #, or to enclose the code in triple quotes: """.

The problem with these is that inserting # before every line is cumbersome and """ makes the string I want to use as a comment show up in generated documentation.

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In Python, we do not have such a mechanism. For commenting single line we use a # to each line. For more information see PEP 8. Most of the Python IDEs support a mechanism for block-commenting-with-pound-signs automatically for you. For example, in IDLE on my machine, it's Alt+3 and Alt+4.

To know more about this you can have a look at the following video tutorial:-

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You can use the triple quotes for commenting out a block of code:-

''' 

...statements…

''' 

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