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Invalid syntax, Learn the Hard Way, Please help

Posted 23 July 2014 - 11:39 AM

I'm a beginner to Python, and I'm stuck on an error that I cannot figure out. Working my way through Learn Python the Hard Way. Exercise 35.
Code looks perfect to me:
from sys import exit

def gold_room():
	print "This room is full of gold. How much do you take?"
	
	choice = raw_input("> ")
	if "0" in choice or "1" in choice:
		how_much = int(choice)
	else:
		dead("Man, learn to type a number.")
		
	if how_much < 50:
		print "Nice, you're not greedy, you win!"
		exit(0)
	else:
		dead("You greedy bastard!")
		
		
def bear_room():
	print "There is a bear here."
	print "The bear has a bunch of honey."
	print "The fat bear is in front of another door."
	print "How are you going to move the bear?"
	bear_moved = False
	
	while True:
		choice = raw_input("> ")
		
		if choice == "take honey":
			dead("The bear looks at you then slaps your face off.")
		elif choice == "taunt bear" and not bear_moved:
			print "The bear has moved from the door. You can go through it now."
			bear_moved = True
		elif choice == "taunt bear" and bear_moved:
			dead("The bear gets pissed off and chews your leg off.")
		elif choice == "open door" and bear_moved:
			gold_room()
		else:
			print "I got no idea what that means."
			
			
def cthulhu_room():
	print "Here you see the great evil Cthulhu."
	print "He, it, whatever stares at you and you go insane."
	print "Do you flee for your life or eat your head?"
	
	choice = raw_input("> ")
	
	if "flee" in choice:
		start()
	elif "head" in choice:
		dead("Well that was tasty!")
	else:
		cthulhu_room()
		
		
def dead(why):
	print why, "Good job!"
	exit(0)
	
def start():
	print "You are in a dark room."
	print "There is a door to your right and left."
	print "Which one do you take?"
	
	choice = raw_input("> ")
	
	if choice == "left":
		bear_room()
	elif choice == "right":
		cthulhu_room()
	else:
		dead("You stumble around the room until you starve."
		
		
start()		



The error from Terminal:
File "ex35.py", line 76
start()
^
SyntaxError: invalid syntax

I've searched and searched, and haven't found anyone else with this problem. Anyone? Any suggestions?

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Re: Invalid syntax, Learn the Hard Way, Please help

Posted 23 July 2014 - 11:42 AM

The error is at the end of line 73.
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Re: Invalid syntax, Learn the Hard Way, Please help

Posted 23 July 2014 - 11:43 AM

Hint: Check your parenthesis -- at least one is off. :)
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Re: Invalid syntax, Learn the Hard Way, Please help

Posted 23 July 2014 - 11:50 AM

Thanks a bunch, both of you!
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Re: Invalid syntax, Learn the Hard Way, Please help

Posted 23 July 2014 - 12:07 PM

Lesson to learn: Sometimes with syntax errors you need to look just before the line on which the error was reported.
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