[New-bugs-announce] [issue10384] SyntaxError should contain exact location of the invalid character in identifier
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Thu Nov 11 02:34:45 CET 2010
New submission from Alexander Belopolsky <belopolsky at users.sourceforge.net>:
Can you see the error in the following?
>>> invalid = 5
File "<stdin>", line 1
invalid = 5
SyntaxError: invalid character in identifier
The problem is that an invisible space character crept into the identifier:
With full unicode available in most OSes, the potential for errors like this (accidental or as a result of a practical joke) increases. It would be much easier to spot the offending character if ^ marker pointed at the exact location rather than at the end of the identifier.
See also issue #10382.
components: Interpreter Core
stage: needs patch
title: SyntaxError should contain exact location of the invalid character in identifier
type: feature request
versions: Python 3.2
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