[Tutor] Problem recognizing '{' character?

Tim Golden mail at timgolden.me.uk
Tue Mar 29 10:49:29 CEST 2011

On 29/03/2011 09:41, Peter Otten wrote:
> Ben Hunter wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm completing the Python lessons on YouTube that Google posted. At the
>> end of section 2 of day 2, there is a task to identify files then put them
>> in a zip file in any directory. The code is from the 'solution' folder, so
>> it's not something I wrote. I suspect I have a problem with PATHS or
>> environment variables. I'm new to programming in something as advanced as
>> Python, but I do okay with VBA - so I just feel like there's a setting up
>> issue somewhere. I'm on Windows 7, tried running this in Idle and from the
>> command line.
> The commands module used by zip_to() is an unfortunate choice for a tutorial
> because it is supposed to work with unix shells only.

It's also unfortunate that an issue has been outstanding here for
a while:


It's one of those which seems simple to fix but which spawns a
thousand discussions...


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