How can I write comments in prompt when coding in python?

Sorry for the newbie question. I’m currently coding with python’s langchain and couldn’t immediately find a way to write comments in the prompt. Do you know anyone?

Comments are language specific. e.g. comments in python start with #

Here’s a sample comment in the prompt:
prompt = “#This is a comment\nRest of the code or next comment”

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Thank you for your reply. I couldn’t check if it really works because the prompt text doesn’t highlight it.

That’s because the prompt is a string and not code. Hence your code editor will treat it as a string and not highlight comments.

By the way, does adding a comment to the prompt slow down ChatGPT’s response? My feeling is that a long prompt slows down the response.

I’m not aware if there’s a correlation between length of prompt and response time

Thank you for your kind reply. I will check the read time depending on the length of the comment separately.

If you want to comment the parts of the promp maybe you can write them apart and join them at the end.

This is a (quick) example:

# Part 1: Initial context setting
context_part = """
You are a helpful assistant that provides gardening advice. A user named Sarah wants to know how to take care of her tomato plants.

# Part 2: User query and context continuation
user_query = """
User: Hi there! I need some advice on caring for my tomato plants. They seem to be wilting and not growing much. Can you help?

# Part 3: Assistant's response and context continuation
assistant_response = """
Assistant: Of course, Sarah! I'd be happy to help you with your tomato plants. Wilting and slow growth could be due to a few factors. First, let's check the soil moisture. Make sure the soil is consistently damp but not waterlogged. You might also want to consider adding a layer of mulch around the base of the plants to help retain moisture.

Additionally, tomatoes are heavy feeders. Have you been fertilizing them regularly? Providing a balanced fertilizer with higher phosphorus content can encourage flowering and fruiting. Try to fertilize every couple of weeks during the growing season.

Lastly, consider the amount of sunlight your plants are receiving. Tomatoes thrive in full sunlight. Make sure they're getting at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight per day.

Feel free to ask if you need more specific advice or have any other questions!

# Concatenate all the parts into one prompt
complete_prompt = context_part + user_query + assistant_response

# Now you can use the 'complete_prompt' to interact with the AI model
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