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Python Python Collections (2016, retired 2019) Lists Shopping List Take Three

4,333 Points

SyntaxError: invalid syntax on line that looks identical to what I'm seeing in the video

So trying to follow along with the guys rapid fire pace in the video, first mistake I made was a pretty easy fix (indented some things a bit too far), but here I'm drawing a blank. it's not the indentation here, but it looks identical to what I'm seeing in the video following along so how it's giving me this doesn't seem to make sense to my neophyte brain.

File "shopping_list.py", line 61                                                                             
    if new_item.upper() == 'DONE': or new_item.upper() == 'QUIT':                                              
SyntaxError: invalid syntax

edit (for some reason the error doesn't copy over the second line in a proper position, but the error arrow should be pointing to or on the line.

edit 2 - nevermind, I found the typo X***D

1 Answer

Michael Hulet
Michael Hulet
47,912 Points

Way to go on finding your own typo! Simple mistakes can be frustrating, but I promise that even the most experienced developers make them

For those who find this question and wonder what the typo is, it appears that there's an extra colon (:) after "DONE" on this line, which signals to Python that the line is over, but the condition continues immediately afterward, which is invalid. Removing this extra colon (:) in the middle of the line should fix the issue