syntax error

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at
Tue Jan 10 08:05:55 EST 2006

"Sheldon" wrote:

> I am new here but I am pretty good at python programming but I am not
> exert. I have been away from programming for about a year and now I am
> programming in python again in combination with IDL.
> I came across a error that puzzles me and I need some help. It is
> pretty simple error but I suspect that the problem is not what is
> python says it is.
> While parsing a module my python reported a synthax error that, to me,
> seemed perfectly ok:
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>  File "/local_disk/opt/MSG_PostProc/scr/", line 2, in ?
>    from msgpp_config import *
>  File "/local_disk/opt/MSG_PostProc/cfg/", line 73
>    from smhi_safnwc_legends import *
>       ^
> SyntaxError: invalid syntax
> Now I know that there is no synthax error with that line of code. I
> have also checked for indentations errors. I think that the error is
> something else. Can anyone point me in the right direction? What
> triggers such erroneous errors in Python?

Python 2.4.1 contained a bug that could result in spurious syntax errors for
relatively large files that uses PEP 263-style coding directives [1].

what Python version are you using ?



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