Newbie getting desperate with for

Werner wdahn at netfront.net
Thu Feb 17 09:42:05 CET 2011


On 17/02/11 16:39, Chris Rebert wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 12:27 AM, Werner <wdahn at netfront.net> wrote:
>> I have a trivially simple piece of code called timewaster.py:
>> ____________________________________________________
>>
>> while True:
>>    i = 0
>>    for i in range(10):
>>        break
>> _____________________________________________________
>>
>> 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.
> 
> Looks like it's being run as a shell script rather than through the
> Python interpreter (hence why the error is not in the form of an
> exception with a traceback).
> 
> Try adding:
> 
> #!/usr/bin/env python
> 
> as the first line in your file. This tells the shell to run the script
> using Python.
> 
> Or alternatively, instead of:
> 
> ./timewaster.py
> 
> use:
> 
> python timewaster.py
> 
> which likewise explicitly invokes the Python interpreter.
> 
> Cheers,
> Chris
> --
> http://blog.rebertia.com

Yes, that was it. AYAA!

Thank you very much.




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