Syntax errors

Syntax errors#

Syntax errors are special: if your program has a syntax error, you never even get to run it. Here’s an example where we’re missing a colon after a function definition:

Notice that the program never runs at all—we never see the hello message even though the call to print comes before bad definition of do_nothing.

Syntax errors can’t really be “handled” in a program: you just have to fix your program’s syntax!