[Tutor] Help - My First Program Fails
steve at pearwood.info
Mon Sep 10 01:36:00 CEST 2012
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On Sun, Sep 09, 2012 at 03:56:22PM -0700, tayo rotimi wrote:
> My first exercise: print "Game Over" does not run! Where have I missed it? The error message is as follows:
> File "<stdin>", line 1
> print "Game Over"
> SyntaxError: invalid syntax
Are you using Python 3 instead of Python 2?
One of the changes between the 2.x versions and the 3.x versions is that
print is no longer a statement, but is now a function. That means you
have to write it using round brackets (parentheses for Americans):
# version 2.x
print "Game Over"
# version 3.x
For simple printing, there's not much advantage either way, but for more
advanced printing, the function form is much better.
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