I am often using “shift-enter” to read parts of a source file to the REPL. For example:
""" A very helpful function giving 12 """ f() = 12
When I do so the following happens:
I actually do not need to have the doctoring itself available in the REPL’s
help> mode. Apart from the inconvenience of pressing shift-enter at least 3 time, I am more worried about executing some code which is in the docstring itself. I tend to “circumvent” this issue by not documenting my code.
Probably related is a more general issue about triple-quoted strings, e.g. when
using RCall R"42" R""" 42 """
The sigle quoted syntax is understood by the REPL, the triple quoted not.