OK, I'm aware that triple-quotes strings can serve as multiline comments. For example,
"""Hello, I am a multiline comment"""
'''Hello, I am a multiline comment'''
But technically speaking these are strings, correct?
I've googled and read the Python style guide, but I was unable to find a technical answer to why there is no formal implementation of multiline, /* */ type of comments. I have no problem using triple quotes, but I am a little curious as to what led to this design decision.
I doubt you'll get a better answer than, "Guido didn't feel the need for multi-line comments".
Guido has tweeted about this:
Python tip: You can use multi-line strings as multi-line comments. Unless used as docstrings, they generate no code! :-)
Multi-line comments are easily breakable. What if you have the following in a simple calculator program?
operation = '' print("Pick an operation: +-*/") # Get user input here
Try to comment that with a multi-line comment:
/* operation = '' print("Pick an operation: +-*/") # Get user input here */
Oops, your string contains the end comment delimiter.