Cannot understand error message

Chris cwitts at gmail.com
Thu Feb 14 07:21:22 CET 2008


On Feb 14, 2:25 am, Steven D'Aprano <st... at REMOVE-THIS-
cybersource.com.au> wrote:
> 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. You can't rely on Chris (who
> apparently has no life, no offense intended Chris) being around all the
> time.
>
> --
> Steven

Hehe, no offense taken Steven. :p



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