How to Comment Multiple Lines in Python Using // in VSCode?

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In Python, the // operator is used for floor division, not for commenting out code. However, if you prefer to use // for commenting multiple lines in Visual Studio Code (VSCode), you can achieve it using the block comment feature.

Here’s how you can comment multiple lines using block comments in VSCode:

  1. Select the lines of code that you want to comment.
  2. Use the following keyboard shortcut based on your operating system:
    • Windows/Linux: Shift + Alt + A
    • Mac: Shift + Option + A
    Pressing this shortcut will wrap the selected lines with block comments. In Python, block comments are represented by """ (triple double-quotes) or ''' (triple single-quotes).
  3. The selected lines will now be commented out using block comments.
  4. To uncomment the lines, select the commented lines again and use the same keyboard shortcut to remove the block comments.For example:
"""
print("This line is commented using block comments.")
print("So is this line.")
"""
# print("This line is commented using block comments.")
# print("So is this line.")
Using block comments with """ or ''' allows you to comment out multiple lines in one go. However, it's important to note that this method doesn't use the // syntax for commenting in Python, as it is not the standard way of commenting in the language.

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