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Unintuitive error message on unclosed token #1120

satyr opened this Issue Feb 8, 2011 · 3 comments


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satyr commented Feb 8, 2011


$ coffee -bsp
Error: unclosed INDENT on line 2

$ coco -bsp
SyntaxError: unclosed CALL( on line 2

The error also gets the line number wrong (way off sometimes).
I just had this error saying unclosed INDENT on line 7, where the "extra bracket" (and the problem) was actually on line 23.
Line 7 was merely the beginning of the function that the call was made in.

antono commented Sep 1, 2011

+1. its pretty hard to debug such an errors.

@jashkenas jashkenas removed this from the as soon as a patch is available milestone Jun 2, 2015


GeoffreyBooth commented Apr 26, 2017

Closing this issue as it doesn’t appear to be affecting enough people to warrant attention. If someone wants to do further investigation into this and can devise a fix, a pull request is welcome.

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