Newbie question

G. Willoughby sab at NOSPAM.freeuk.com
Thu Dec 27 02:24:16 CET 2001


Hi Peak Allan,
    I learned the basics by reading 'Learning Python' from O'reilly's, i
found it very helpful.   :)   I think perhaps it would help to have a little
experience in another language too. I am looking forward to reading 'Python
on win32' from the same publishers!   :)

G. Willoughby.

"Peak Allan" <apeak_2000 at yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:mailman.1009150409.8361.python-list at python.org...
> I copied this code from one of the tutorials on the
> python.org website, but when I tried to run it, I got
> an error.
>
> # Program FileTest
>
> out_file = open("test.txt", "w")
> out_file.write("This crap is going to out file\n")
> out_file.close()
>
> in_file = open("test.txt", "r")
> text = in_file.read()
> in_file.close()
> print text
>
> bash-2.05$ ./fileTest.py
> ./fileTest.py: line 3: syntax error near unexpected
> token `open("'
> ./fileTest.py: line 3: `out_file = open("test.txt",
> "w")'
>
> Can someone please tell me what I did wrong?
>
> Also, are the tutorials at python.org a good way to
> learn Python?  If not, are there any other good online resources?
>
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