New to vim, and learning python. After I run code I get debugging comments like you can see in this screenshot on the left (S> and >>):

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When I move to a line marked S> I can see below in my status bar a comment about an error or a suggestion regarding the line.

Mentioning I'm using kite. Perhaps it's a kite feature? Or maybe something native to vim? I would like to know how to manually control it. Thanks!

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    You're question is a little unclear. Can you explain your workflow? It sounds like you're running the code, and then you get "comments"—are you talking about # Printing in colors... or the signs (S>, >>) on the left? Please edit to clarify
    – D. Ben Knoble
    Nov 22, 2019 at 16:05
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    The signs could be from ALE or Syntastic or similar; possibly from Kite.
    – D. Ben Knoble
    Nov 22, 2019 at 16:05
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    The feature is called signs; again, hard to tell what plugin is causing it, but probably a linter as i mentioned
    – D. Ben Knoble
    Nov 22, 2019 at 16:09
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    See the section "Check the plugins" of how do I debug my vimrc
    – statox
    Nov 22, 2019 at 16:14
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    :set signcolumn=no Nov 22, 2019 at 16:43

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As Christian Brabandt replied:

:set signcolumn=no

seems to solve the issue. Thanks!

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