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Sean Flanagan33,233 Points
Error on different line to the one reported
When Jeremy got an error message, it was reported to be on line 20 but it was actually line 16 that was missing a semi-colon at the end. And the number of characters on line 16 was a lot more than 9.
Yes, what gets reported is the place at which the compiler discovers that an error has been made. Line 20, column 9 is the place where the compiler comes across the } when it was expecting a ;
So you have to start at that location and then backtrack to find the place where you missed the ;