md5 strange error

Steven D'Aprano steven at REMOVE.THIS.cybersource.com.au
Thu Oct 22 08:33:38 CEST 2009


On Wed, 21 Oct 2009 01:11:29 -0700, catalinfest at gmail.com wrote:

> I have this error , what happen ?
> 
> Python 2.5.2 (r252:60911, Sep 30 2008, 15:41:38) [GCC 4.3.2 20080917
> (Red Hat 4.3.2-4)] on linux2 Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or
> "license" for more information.
>>>> import md5
>>>> pass = md5.new()
>   File "<stdin>", line 1
>     pass = md5.new()
>          ^
> SyntaxError: invalid syntax
>>>> m = md5.new()
>>>> n = md5.new()



What makes you think it's an error with md5? As you can see, md5 works 
fine. The error message tells you the problem occurs *before* the call to 
md5.new().


>>> pass = 45
  File "<stdin>", line 1
    pass = 45
         ^
SyntaxError: invalid syntax


As others have told you, it's a problem with pass, which is a statement 
and reserved word.


-- 
Steven



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