top of page
top

Python 1b - Commenting

Writing Comments

To annotate your work, you can write a comment using the # symbol.

 

Comments are ignored when you run the program and they are not printed.

#This is a comment!

print("Welcome to Python!")

#The code above prints a nice greeting

=

Welcome to Python!

Programmers use comments to explain to other people (and themselves) what different sections of code do. With massive programs, comments are vital; otherwise, it would be too confusing, especially after returning from a few weeks or months on a different project.

 

If you are creating a Python project for school (or A-Level Computer Science coursework), you will need comments to explain your code and prove you have written it yourself.

Comments over Multiple Lines

Have a lot to say in one comment? Use three apostrophes”’ ) at the start and three more at the end of your comment like below:

'''This is a comment that

I have spread out over more

than one line'''

 

print("Hello! How are you?")

Top Tip: Use multi-line comments when testing a program to ‘blank out’ sections that you know work fine and only focus on one part at a time.

Commenting Task 1 (Day of the Week & Weather)

On line 1 write a single-line comment (use #) to state that your program will print the day of the week.

On line 2 print the current day of the week.

On lines 3, 4 and 5 write a multi-line comment (use ''') about the weather today.

Remember comments won't be printed so only the day of the week should be output.

Example solution:

Wednesday

bottom of page