Docstring

In programming, a docstring is a string literal specified in source code that is used, like a comment, to document a specific segment of code. Unlike conventional source code comments, or even specifically formatted comments like Javadoc documentation, docstrings are not stripped from the source tree when it is parsed, but are retained throughout ...
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docstring

A docstring is a string literal that occurs as the first statement in a module, function, class, or method definition.
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docstring

A string that appears as the lexically first expression in a module, class definition or function/method definition is assigned as the __doc__ attribute of the object where it is available to documentation tools or the help() builtin function.
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