Syntax question

Helmut Jarausch jarausch at
Sat Oct 10 17:39:22 CEST 2009

Benjamin Peterson wrote:
> Helmut Jarausch <jarausch <at>> writes:
>> Hi,
>> I'm trying to build the recent Python-3.2a (SVN).
>> It fails in
>> Lib/  (line 87)
> How are you invoking it?

As I said, it's 'make' in Python's source directory
(SVN revision 75309  Last Changed Date: 2009-10-10)

If it helps, here is the full traceback

Traceback (most recent call last):
   File "./", line 13, in <module>
     from distutils.core import Extension, setup
   File "/Obj/Obj/Python/python3k/Lib/distutils/", line 18, in <module>
     from distutils.dist import Distribution
   File "/Obj/Obj/Python/python3k/Lib/distutils/", line 12, in <module>
     import warnings
   File "/Obj/Obj/Python/python3k/Lib/", line 6, in <module>
     import linecache
   File "/Obj/Obj/Python/python3k/Lib/", line 10, in <module>
     import tokenize
   File "/Obj/Obj/Python/python3k/Lib/", line 94, in <module>
     Ignore = Whitespace + any(r'\\\r?\n' + Whitespace) + maybe(Comment)
   File "/Obj/Obj/Python/python3k/Lib/", line 87, in any
     def any(*choices): return group(*choices) + '*'
TypeError: group() argument after ** must be a mapping, not tuple

Helmut Jarausch

Lehrstuhl fuer Numerische Mathematik
RWTH - Aachen University
D 52056 Aachen, Germany

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