Cannot understand error message

Bruno Desthuilliers bruno.42.desthuilliers at
Thu Feb 14 09:18:35 CET 2008

Steven D'Aprano a écrit :
> On Wed, 13 Feb 2008 17:29:59 +0000, Bill Davy wrote:
>> The following code produces an error message (using Idle with Py 2.4 and
>> 2.5).  "There's an error in your program: EOL while scanning
>> single-quoted string".  It comes just after "s = ''" (put there to try
>> and isolate the broken string).
>> It would be good if the error message pointed me to the start of said
>> single quoted string.
> You know what would also be good? If you didn't expect people to read 
> over 500 lines of code to find YOUR problem, because you can't be 
> bothered to isolate the error.
> When you have a problem, send the SMALLEST piece of code the exhibits the 
> problem, not the entire application. 

And *please* post the *full* traceback.

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