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Creating Documentation Comments

Creating documentation comments for Python functions

To create documentation comment for a Python function

  1. Place the caret after the declaration of a function you want to document.

  2. Type opening triple quotes, and press Enter, or Space.

  3. Add meaningful description of parameters and return values.

To create documentation comment for a Python function using intention action

  1. Place the caret somewhere within the function you want to document.

  2. Press Alt+Enter to show the available intention actions.

  3. Choose Insert documentation string stub:
    docstring example 2

    PyCharm generates documentation comment stub according to docstring format, selected in the Python Integrated Tools page.

Example of Python comment

Consider the following function:

def handle(self, myParam1, myParam2):

In the Python Integrated Tools page, select Epytext. Then type the opening triple quotes and press Enter or Space. PyCharm generates documentation comment stub:

''' @param self: @param myParam1: @param myParam2: @return: '''

Then select reStructuredText, type the opening triple quotes and press Enter or Space. PyCharm generates documentation comment stub:

''' :param self: :param myParam1: :param myParam2: :return: '''
Last modified: 7 December 2018

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