[Tutor] problem with program

Alan Gauld alan.gauld at yahoo.co.uk
Fri Oct 13 19:27:35 EDT 2017

On 13/10/17 18:53, Alan Gauld via Tutor wrote:
> On 13/10/17 13:04, Chris Coleman wrote:
>>     def_init_(self,chat):
>> File "scripts/bird.py", line 4
>>     def_init_(self,chat):
>>                               ^
>> SyntaxError: invalid syntax
> There are two problems here.

I meant to add that the syntax error is the colon
at the end. Python sees what you've written as a
function call but it doesn't know what to do
with the colon.

But if you add the space it sees it as a method
definition and all is well.

And once you add the second underscores it then
recognises it as a dunder method definition and
all is even better. :-)

Alan G
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