# What is wrong with this code?

Shambhu Rajak Shambhu.Rajak at kpitcummins.com
Mon Sep 19 03:03:10 EDT 2011

I think you cannnot use "\" as normal string ,it’s a metacharacter, u can use it like this:
'\\begin{document}'

-Shambhu
-----Original Message-----
From: Steven D'Aprano [mailto:steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info]
Sent: Monday, September 19, 2011 3:31 AM
To: python-list at python.org
Subject: Re: What is wrong with this code?

On Sun, 18 Sep 2011 21:07:22 +0000, superhappyfuntime wrote:

> On 09-15-2011, Ulrich Eckhardt <ulrich.eckhardt at dominolaser.com> wrote:
>
>> superhappyfuntime wrote:
>>>  #this is antiWYSIWYG, an easy to learn cap for begginners to LaTeX.
>
>> It's LaTeX, not Python.
>
>> Uli
>
> no, it's a cap for LaTeX written in python

If it's Python, it's no Python syntax I've ever seen before.

>>> here it is: = '\begin{document}'
File "<stdin>", line 1
here it is: = '\begin{document}'
^
SyntaxError: invalid syntax

How about if you start off by explaining what you think "a cap for LaTeX"
means, or provide a link to something that will explain it? This is a
Python list, and we don't necessarily know much about LaTeX.

--
Steven