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Old 12-05-2007, 10:00 AM   #1
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[Python] Invalid Syntax - If statement


Hey guys. I have an if statement (below) with some invalid syntax (as reported by Python).

Code:
if add_yes == n:
                        add_folders = 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Python Debug Info
File "compression.py", line 19
if add_yes == n:
^
SyntaxError: invalid syntax
The caret is at the colon.

I tried removing the colon from my if statement, but then I receive this error:

Quote:
Originally Posted by Python Debug Info
File "compression.py", line 20
add_folders = 1
^
SyntaxError: invalid syntax
The caret is at the "s" in "add_folders."

I have no idea what the problem is. Any ideas?
 
Old 12-05-2007, 08:16 PM   #2
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you'll have to post more code, I'd guess the error is caused by some previous line, since what you posted is valid python...
 
Old 12-06-2007, 09:38 AM   #3
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Okay. Not a problem.

Code:
  6 add_folders = 0
  7 # The folders to add
  8 while add_folders != 1:
  9         folder_name = raw_input("What folder would you like to import? Plea    se use absolute paths" + " to avoid confusion. > ")
 10
 11         # TODO: Add a method to check if the directory exists.
 12
 13         add_yes = ""
 14
 15         while add_yes != y and add_yes != n:
 16                 add_yes = raw_input("Would you like to add more folders? [y    /n] "
 17
 18                 # If the user doesn't want to add more files, break the loo    p
 19                 if add_yes == n:
 20                         add_folders = 1
That's it really. There's some stuff after that, but obviously the interpreter's not getting that far, so I don't think it wouldmattertoo much.
 
Old 12-06-2007, 02:19 PM   #4
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You forgot to close the parenthesis on line 16
 
Old 12-07-2007, 09:11 AM   #5
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Hahahahahahaha. Wow. Now I feel stupid. I looked and looked and looked. It works perfectly now (so far). Thanks!
 
  


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