newbie script

ataraxia2500 messageboardfan1 at yahoo.com
Thu Sep 25 16:30:18 CEST 2003


<posted & mailed>

Alex Martelli wrote:

> ataraxia2500 wrote:
> 
>> hey Ed,
>> I get that weird error when I tried to run the little loop, this is what
>> it says:
>> 
>> sys:1: DeprecationWarning: Non-ASCII character '\xa0' in file myloop.py
>> on line 3, but no encoding declared; see http://www.python.org/peps
>> pep-0263.html for details
>>   File "myloop", line 3
>>     os.system('/home/joe/src/myprog/myprog')
>>     ^
>> SyntaxError: invalid syntax
>> 
>> does it mean anything to you?
> 
> Sure!  You have a weird character, of hex code A0, somewhere on your
> line 3.  How it got there, I dunno.  Anyway, what you need to do is
> remove it -- a good editor should be able to show you exactly where
> it is, otherwise just use a small Python script to find that out.
> 
> 
> Alex
this is my line 3: os.system('/home/joe/src/myprog/myprog')

I even tried os.system('ls /') as line 3 and I still sot the same ascii
error;




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