Question

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info
Mon Aug 1 10:55:32 CEST 2011


Camilo Andres Roca Duarte wrote:

> Hello
> My name is Camilo Roca, I'm a student and recently installed the 2.7.2
> Python version. The problem is that anytime I try to run a script from the
> Python Shell it returns an error message. I am new using python so I am
> not sure what to do since what I'm typing in the shell is in a
> BegginersTutorial.
> 
> $ python myfunctions.py
> SyntaxError: invalid syntax

I would be very surprised if that is the real error message you get. I would
expect something like this:

[steve at sylar ~]$ python test.py
  File "test.py", line 1
    def func:
            ^
SyntaxError: invalid syntax

Note that the error shows the line that is bad, and puts an up-arrow ^
directly under where it goes bad.

Please COPY and PASTE the FULL error. Do not re-type it from memory,
summarise it, put it in your own words, or otherwise change it in any way.



-- 
Steven




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