# Weird Syntax Error

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### #1 AbbKazPow

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# Weird Syntax Error

Posted 14 February 2013 - 12:49 PM

This code isn't working...
For some reason there's a syntax error where I've highlighted with comments
```from random import randrange
print """This is going to be the hardest game ever.
You, the lowly player, have to think of a random whole number between 1 and 100.
I, the supreme computer, will guess the number at random."""
compGuess = randrange(100)+1
nowGuess = compGuess
tries = 1
def repeatFunc():
global highLow
highLow=raw_input("My guess was: "+str(compGuess)""". Is this too high or too low?
Or are you too scared to tell me the truth? Tell me either "high", "low" or "correct" exactly the way I have told you.""")
repeatFunc()
while highLow != "correct":
if highLow == "high":
while compGuess <= nowGuess : # the syntax error is at the nowGuess on this line
compGuess=randrange(100)+1
tries += 1
elif highLow == "low":
while compGuess >= nowGuess:
compGuess = randrange(100)+1
tries += 1
repeatFunc()
print "Ha ha. I have beat you. Of course, it only took me", tries, "tries. Newbie."

```

Can you please tell me why there is a syntax error?
This is really annoying me.

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## Replies To: Weird Syntax Error

### #2 darek9576

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## Re: Weird Syntax Error

Posted 14 February 2013 - 01:00 PM

Dont use global variables. Just return the number from the function and assign it to a variable.

### #3 andrewsw

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## Re: Weird Syntax Error

Posted 14 February 2013 - 01:05 PM

If you are using Python 3 then the print function requires brackets:

```print("Print this.")
```

Although you can use triple-quotes, like this
```print("""Print this.""")
```

this seems unnecessary and confusing. Most would reserve these triple quotes for docstrings.

```def my_func():
```

Your raw_input() use in particular is mis-typed, not finished correctly. Perhaps you intended """Is this too high or ..""" to be a comment? In which case, finish your input with a closing bracket and use the hash-sign for your comment.

darek9576, on 14 February 2013 - 01:00 PM, said:

Dont use global variables. Just return the number from the function and assign it to a variable.

While this is good advice it doesn't attempt to resolve the OPs stated problem - the syntax error(s).

This post has been edited by andrewsw: 14 February 2013 - 01:06 PM