Newbie getting desperate with for

Werner wdahn at netfront.net
Thu Feb 17 09:27:11 CET 2011


I have a trivially simple piece of code called timewaster.py:
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while True:
    i = 0
    for i in range(10):
        break
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It runs fine with Eric but when I try to run it from shell...
> ./timewaster.py
./timewaster.py: line 4: syntax error near unexpected token `('
./timewaster.py: line 4: `    for i in range(10):'

I've tried this on openSuse 11.3 and Kubuntu 10.04, both use Python
version 2.6.5, both show the above.

Before I tear out my hair any more (only 3 left) I thought I'd ask here
what I am doing wrong.

Best Regards
Werner Dahn



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