strange error in PYTHON IDLE

Discussion created by nimitz on Aug 13, 2012
Latest reply on Aug 13, 2012 by nimitz
Hi all,
I have a strange error popping up, when I try to run any script. The error, "syntax error" will pop up, but IDLE will highlight the versionnumber in the credits section. So, basically, I can't run anything. I attacHed a screen shot of what is happening.

I also use pythonwin for 2.6.5, but no error pops up. I just purchased the book, "A python primer for ARCGIS" and the tutorials and examples all use IDLE, so I'm just trying to get IDLE to work for the sake of the book.