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Python Introducing Lists Build an Application Display the List

Carlos Marin
Carlos Marin
8,009 Points

Invalid syntax

There is a syntax error but everything looks fine to me?

File "shopping_list.py", line 22                                                                    
SyntaxError: invalid syntax  
shopping_list = []

def show_help():
    print("What should we pick up at the store?")
Enter 'DONE' to stop adding items.
Enter 'HELP' for this help.'

def add_to_list(item):
    print("{} was added to your shopping list.\nYou have {} items in your cart".format(item, len(shopping_list)))

# Define a fuinction named show_list that prints out all the items in the list
def show_list():
    print("Shopping Cart:\n")
    for item in shopping_list:
        print("Item: {}".format(item)

while True:
    new_item = input("> ")
    if new_item == "DONE":
    elif new_item == 'HELP':
Dave StSomeWhere
Dave StSomeWhere
19,870 Points

It is common for the error message to point to the line after the problem, especially when something is missing - it doesn't know about the issue until you try to start the next command and the interpreter is still trying to finish the last command.

Your syntax issue is on the preceding line, and something is missing...

Carlos Marin
Carlos Marin
8,009 Points

Hey Dave, If you want the "best answer" bonus, I need you to reply as an answer.

1 Answer

Carlos Marin
Carlos Marin
8,009 Points

Awesome! Thank you, Dave!