[New-bugs-announce] [issue26594] Tutorial example IndentationError?

Erwin Berkouwer report at bugs.python.org
Sun Mar 20 08:38:56 EDT 2016

New submission from Erwin Berkouwer:

being totally new to Python, I tried actually doing the examples from the beginners guide (real RTFM ;-)

however I fail at the first example, with an error message that I don't understand. please clarify. attached file is screenprint from documentation, below what's on my screen (note I keyed in the example, no copy/paste, but I think correctly)

Also adding spaces or a tab doesn't get rid of the error.

Python 3.5.1 (v3.5.1:37a07cee5969, Dec  6 2015, 01:54:25) [MSC v.1900 64 bit (AMD64)] on win32
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> the_world_is_flat = True
>>> if the_world_is_flat:
... print("be careful not to fall off!")
  File "<stdin>", line 2
    print("be careful not to fall off!")
IndentationError: expected an indented block

assignee: docs at python
components: Documentation
files: IndentationError.jpg
messages: 262072
nosy: Erwin Berkouwer, docs at python
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: Tutorial example IndentationError?
versions: Python 3.5
Added file: http://bugs.python.org/file42223/IndentationError.jpg

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