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Difficulty with "inconsistent use of tabs and spaces in indentation"in file called <string>

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I've been trying for a couple days to build a program using pyObjC on
a mac, I'm stuck on this error:

<string>: inconsistent use of tabs and spaces in indentation
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "setup.py", line 59, in ?
setup(**setup_options)
File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.4//lib/
python2.4/distutils/core.py", line 149, in setup
dist.run_commands()
File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.4//lib/
python2.4/distutils/dist.py", line 946, in run_commands
self.run_command(cmd)
File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.4//lib/
python2.4/distutils/dist.py", line 966, in run_command
cmd_obj.run()
File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.4/lib/
python2.4/site-packages/py2app/py2app/build_app.py", line 342, in run
self.initialize_plist()
File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.4/lib/
python2.4/site-packages/py2app/py2app/build_app.py", line 415, in
initialize_plist
plist = self.get_default_plist()
File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.4/lib/
python2.4/site-packages/py2app/py2app/build_app.py", line 294, in
get_default_plist
version = find_version(target.script)
File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.4/lib/
python2.4/site-packages/py2app/py2app/util.py", line 13, in
find_version
ast = compiler.parseFile(fn)
File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.4//lib/
python2.4/compiler/transformer.py", line 48, in parseFile
return parse(src)
File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.4//lib/
python2.4/compiler/transformer.py", line 52, in parse
return Transformer().parsesuite(buf)
File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.4//lib/
python2.4/compiler/transformer.py", line 129, in parsesuite
return self.transform(parser.suite(text))
File "<string>", line 628
else:
^
SyntaxError: invalid syntax

I don't even know which file has the indentation problem.

Any thoughts.
Ian Bloom
Feb 11 '08 #1
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En Mon, 11 Feb 2008 13:34:17 -0200, ibloom <ia*******@gmail.comescribi´┐Ż:
I've been trying for a couple days to build a program using pyObjC on
a mac, I'm stuck on this error:

<string>: inconsistent use of tabs and spaces in indentation
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "setup.py", line 59, in ?
setup(**setup_options)
File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.4//lib/
python2.4/distutils/core.py", line 149, in setup
dist.run_commands()
File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.4//lib/
python2.4/distutils/dist.py", line 946, in run_commands
self.run_command(cmd)
File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.4//lib/
python2.4/distutils/dist.py", line 966, in run_command
cmd_obj.run()
File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.4/lib/
python2.4/site-packages/py2app/py2app/build_app.py", line 342, in run
self.initialize_plist()
File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.4/lib/
python2.4/site-packages/py2app/py2app/build_app.py", line 415, in
initialize_plist
plist = self.get_default_plist()
File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.4/lib/
python2.4/site-packages/py2app/py2app/build_app.py", line 294, in
get_default_plist
version = find_version(target.script)
File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.4/lib/
python2.4/site-packages/py2app/py2app/util.py", line 13, in
find_version
ast = compiler.parseFile(fn)
Put a print statement just above that line, to see which file triggers the
error.

--
Gabriel Genellina

Feb 11 '08 #2

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On Feb 11, 9:34*am, ibloom <ianmbl...@gmail.comwrote:
I've been trying for a couple days to build a program using pyObjC on
a mac, I'm stuck on this error:

<string>: inconsistent use of tabs and spaces in indentation
Traceback (most recent call last):
* File "setup.py", line 59, in ?
* * setup(**setup_options)
* File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.4//lib/
python2.4/distutils/core.py", line 149, in setup
* * dist.run_commands()
* File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.4//lib/
python2.4/distutils/dist.py", line 946, in run_commands
* * self.run_command(cmd)
* File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.4//lib/
python2.4/distutils/dist.py", line 966, in run_command
* * cmd_obj.run()
* File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.4/lib/
python2.4/site-packages/py2app/py2app/build_app.py", line 342, in run
* * self.initialize_plist()
* File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.4/lib/
python2.4/site-packages/py2app/py2app/build_app.py", line 415, in
initialize_plist
* * plist = self.get_default_plist()
* File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.4/lib/
python2.4/site-packages/py2app/py2app/build_app.py", line 294, in
get_default_plist
* * version = find_version(target.script)
* File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.4/lib/
python2.4/site-packages/py2app/py2app/util.py", line 13, in
find_version
* * ast = compiler.parseFile(fn)
* File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.4//lib/
python2.4/compiler/transformer.py", line 48, in parseFile
* * return parse(src)
* File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.4//lib/
python2.4/compiler/transformer.py", line 52, in parse
* * return Transformer().parsesuite(buf)
* File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.4//lib/
python2.4/compiler/transformer.py", line 129, in parsesuite
* * return self.transform(parser.suite(text))
* File "<string>", line 628
* * else:
* * ^
SyntaxError: invalid syntax

I don't even know which file has the indentation problem.
Maybe none of them do. An indentation error isn't necessarily
due to indentation. I just saw one last Saturday, but I don't
remember what caused it other than it wasn't indentation.
Something was open that wasn't closed properly, such as
matching () or [] or ''. Unfortunately, I can't reproduce it.
Examine the code carefully in the sections before the actual
reported error. You may be seeing a symptom rather than the cause.
>
Any thoughts.
Ian Bloom
Feb 11 '08 #3

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My main problem is, I don't know where to find the file:
File "<string>", line 628

As in I don't know what code it is refering to by <string??
It isn't code that I wrote, its something from python or pyObjC

Ian Bloom
Feb 12 '08 #4

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ibloom wrote:
My main problem is, I don't know where to find the file:
File "<string>", line 628

As in I don't know what code it is refering to by <string??
It isn't code that I wrote, its something from python or pyObjC
You'll typically see that in code that's being executed from a
dynamically created string in the code, which is going to make it *very*
difficult to debug.
>>exec "1/0"
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
File "<string>", line 1, in <module>
ZeroDivisionError: integer division or modulo by zero
>>eval('1/0')
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
File "<string>", line 1, in <module>
ZeroDivisionError: integer division or modulo by zero
>>>
regards
Steve
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Feb 12 '08 #5

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En Mon, 11 Feb 2008 21:57:00 -0200, ibloom <ia*******@gmail.comescribiˇ:
My main problem is, I don't know where to find the file:
File "<string>", line 628

As in I don't know what code it is refering to by <string??
It isn't code that I wrote, its something from python or pyObjC
Mmm, didn't you get my previous post? The call is inside the py2app
package. Quoting myself:
><string>: inconsistent use of tabs and spaces in indentation
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.4/lib/
python2.4/site-packages/py2app/py2app/util.py", line 13, in
find_version
ast = compiler.parseFile(fn)

Put a print statement just above that line, to see which file triggers
the
error.
In case it wasn't clear, modify the file
/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.4/lib/python2.4/site-packages/py2app/py2app/util.py,
around line 13, in the find_version function, adding this print statement:

print 'about to compile', fn
ast = compiler.parseFile(fn)

The last line printed (in case there are many) should be the offending
filename.

Of course you don't have to keep the modified library, this is just to
detect which file triggers the error. You should report this to the py2app
developers as well.

--
Gabriel Genellina

Feb 12 '08 #6

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On Feb 11, 9:10*pm, "Gabriel Genellina" <gagsl-...@yahoo.com.ar>
wrote:
En Mon, 11 Feb 2008 21:57:00 -0200, ibloom <ianmbl...@gmail.comescribiˇ:
My main problem is, I don't know where to find the file:
* File "<string>", line 628
As in I don't know what code it is refering to by <string??
It isn't code that I wrote, its something from python or pyObjC

Mmm, didn't you get my previous post? The call is inside the py2app *
package. Quoting myself:
<string>: inconsistent use of tabs and spaces in indentation
Traceback (most recent call last):
* File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.4/lib/
python2.4/site-packages/py2app/py2app/util.py", line 13, in
find_version
* * ast = compiler.parseFile(fn)
Put a print statement just above that line, to see which file triggers *
the
error.

In case it wasn't clear, modify the file *
/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.4/lib/python2.4/site-packag es/py2app/py2app/util.py, *
around line 13, in the find_version function, adding this print statement:

* * *print 'about to compile', fn
* * *ast = compiler.parseFile(fn)

The last line printed (in case there are many) should be the offending *
filename.

Of course you don't have to keep the modified library, this is just to *
detect which file triggers the error. You should report this to the py2app*
developers as well.

--
Gabriel Genellina
You are right, I didn't understand. I'll try it. Thank you.

Ian Bloom
Feb 12 '08 #7

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On Feb 11, 9:10*pm, "Gabriel Genellina" <gagsl-...@yahoo.com.ar>
wrote:
En Mon, 11 Feb 2008 21:57:00 -0200, ibloom <ianmbl...@gmail.comescribiˇ:
My main problem is, I don't know where to find the file:
* File "<string>", line 628
As in I don't know what code it is refering to by <string??
It isn't code that I wrote, its something from python or pyObjC

Mmm, didn't you get my previous post? The call is inside the py2app *
package. Quoting myself:
<string>: inconsistent use of tabs and spaces in indentation
Traceback (most recent call last):
* File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.4/lib/
python2.4/site-packages/py2app/py2app/util.py", line 13, in
find_version
* * ast = compiler.parseFile(fn)
Put a print statement just above that line, to see which file triggers *
the
error.

In case it wasn't clear, modify the file *
/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.4/lib/python2.4/site-packag es/py2app/py2app/util.py, *
around line 13, in the find_version function, adding this print statement:

* * *print 'about to compile', fn
* * *ast = compiler.parseFile(fn)

The last line printed (in case there are many) should be the offending *
filename.

Of course you don't have to keep the modified library, this is just to *
detect which file triggers the error. You should report this to the py2app*
developers as well.

--
Gabriel Genellina
Gabriel, your the master.
Of course I didn't understand that py2app was trying to compile my own
python source code and when I switched to Xcode as my new editor, I
started mixing in tabs. So <stringwas in fact my code. All I had to
do was change my preferences in Xcode, to generate spaces instead of
tabs, remove all of the offending tabs and voila. You've ended days of
frustrations. Thank you.

Ian Bloom
Feb 13 '08 #8

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ibloom wrote:
Of course I didn't understand that py2app was trying to compile my own
python source code and when I switched to Xcode as my new editor, I
started mixing in tabs. So <stringwas in fact my code.
Seems like py2app could be a bit friendlier about reporting
syntax errors in the code it's trying to compile!

--
Greg
Feb 13 '08 #9

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En Tue, 12 Feb 2008 22:57:01 -0200, ibloom <ia*******@gmail.comescribi´┐Ż:
On Feb 11, 9:10┬*pm, "Gabriel Genellina" <gagsl-...@yahoo.com.ar>
wrote:
>>
><string>: inconsistent use of tabs and spaces in indentation
Traceback (most recent call last):
┬* File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.4/lib/
python2.4/site-packages/py2app/py2app/util.py", line 13, in
find_version
┬* ┬* ast = compiler.parseFile(fn)
Put a print statement just above that line, to see which file >
triggers the error.

Gabriel, your the master.
Of course I didn't understand that py2app was trying to compile my own
python source code and when I switched to Xcode as my new editor, I
started mixing in tabs. So <stringwas in fact my code. All I had to
do was change my preferences in Xcode, to generate spaces instead of
tabs, remove all of the offending tabs and voila. You've ended days of
frustrations. Thank you.
Glad to be of any help. Note that all the clues were on the traceback.
When people here insist that all error reports should come with the
complete stack trace, it isn't because they want to be annoying, but
because it's really useful...

--
Gabriel Genellina

Feb 13 '08 #10

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En Tue, 12 Feb 2008 22:57:01 -0200, ibloom <ia*******@gmail.comescribi´┐Ż:
On Feb 11, 9:10┬*pm, "Gabriel Genellina" <gagsl-...@yahoo.com.ar>
wrote:
>>
><string>: inconsistent use of tabs and spaces in indentation
Traceback (most recent call last):
┬* File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.4/lib/
python2.4/site-packages/py2app/py2app/util.py", line 13, in
find_version
┬* ┬* ast = compiler.parseFile(fn)
Put a print statement just above that line, to see which file >
triggers the error.

Gabriel, your the master.
Of course I didn't understand that py2app was trying to compile my own
python source code and when I switched to Xcode as my new editor, I
started mixing in tabs. So <stringwas in fact my code. All I had to
do was change my preferences in Xcode, to generate spaces instead of
tabs, remove all of the offending tabs and voila. You've ended days of
frustrations. Thank you.
Glad to be of any help. Note that all the clues were on the traceback.
When people here insist that all error reports should come with the
complete stack trace, it isn't because they want to be annoying, but
because it's really useful...

--
Gabriel Genellina

Feb 13 '08 #11

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En Wed, 13 Feb 2008 03:01:31 -0200, greg <gr**@cosc.canterbury.ac.nz>
escribi´┐Ż:
ibloom wrote:
>Of course I didn't understand that py2app was trying to compile my own
python source code and when I switched to Xcode as my new editor, I
started mixing in tabs. So <stringwas in fact my code.

Seems like py2app could be a bit friendlier about reporting
syntax errors in the code it's trying to compile!
Yes, but the standard "compiler" package (used by py2app) is somewhat
guilty too. The parseFile function is called with a file name, but such
info is lost and the filename isn't used in the error messages. Compare
with the builtin "compile" function, which *does* use the supplied file
name to report meaningful errors.

--
Gabriel Genellina

Feb 13 '08 #12

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Gabriel Genellina a ├ęcrit :
(snip)
Note that all the clues were on the traceback.
When people here insist that all error reports should come with the
complete stack trace, it isn't because they want to be annoying, but
because it's really useful...
+1 QOTW
Feb 13 '08 #13

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