# Unspecified Syntax Error

def MakeBoard
rcount = 0
puts “Push enter, then begin input. (For Input Format Compliance, extra
enter key is necessary)”
gets
board = [0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]
9.times do
instr = gets
board[rcount] =
[instr[0],instr[1],instr[2],instr[3],instr[4],instr[5],instr[6],instr[7],instr[8]]
rcount += 1
end
return board
end

def CheckBoard(board)
complete = 1 #Is the puzzle complete?
problems = 0 #Are there any problems?

#first, rows.
h = 0
9.times do
g = 0
group = [0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]
9.times do
if board[h][g] == “.”
group[g] = 0
complete = 0
else
group[g] = board[h][g]
end
end
problems = VerifyGroup(group)

#puts "Row " + h.to_s + " Problems? " + problems.to_s
end
#end Row Check

#next, columns.
h = 0
9.times do
g = 0
group = [0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]
9.times do
if board[g][h] == “.”
group[g] = 0
complete = 0
else
group[g] = board[g][h]
end
end
problems = VerifyGroup(group)
#puts "Col " + h.to_s + " Problems? " + problems.to_s
end
##end Col Check

##Finally, the tricky one… the Boxes…
startx = 0
starty = 0
curx = 0
cury = 0
count = 0
group = [0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]
3.times do #Row Blocks
3.times do #Cols Blocks
3.times do #Rows of Block
3.times do #Cols of Block
if board[curx][cury] == “.”
group[count] = 0
else
group[count] = board[curx][cury]
end
curx += 1
end
curx = startx
cury += 1
end #We now have a 3x3 block. Verify Data.
problems = VerifyGroup(group)
#puts "Box " + startx.to_s + “,” + starty.to_s + " Problems? " +
problems.to_s
count = 0
startx += 3
cury = starty
curx = startx
end
starty += 3
startx = 0
cury = starty
curx = startx
end

#Resolve the output.
if problems == 0
if complete == 1
\$output = \$output + “You’ve done it!\n”
else
\$output = \$output + “Looking good so far…\n”
end
else
\$output = \$output + “You’ve got a problem.\n”
end
end #FINALLY!

def VerifyGroup(group)
#logic for Check
flag = 0
check = [0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]
group.each do |num|
if check[num] == 0 && num != 0
check[num] = 1
else if num == 0
check[0] = 0
else
flag = 1
end
num += 1
end
return flag
end

\$output = “”
n = gets
n.to_i.times do
board = MakeBoard()
CheckBoard(board)
puts \$output
end

Throws unspecified “Syntax Error” on 126 (last line of the code -
‘end’)… no idea what’s going wrong?

this is what i see:

c:/r2.rb:11: syntax error
[instr[0],instr[1],instr[2],instr[3],instr[4],instr[5],instr[6],instr[7],in¡str[8]]

^
c:/r2.rb:11: Invalid char `\255’ in expression
c:/r2.rb:11: syntax error
[instr[0],instr[1],instr[2],instr[3],instr[4],instr[5],instr[6],instr[7],in¡str[8]]

^
c:/r2.rb:136: syntax error

On Dec 9, 2005, at 3:35 PM, StarLion wrote:

Throws unspecified “Syntax Error” on 126 (last line of the code -
‘end’)… no idea what’s going wrong?

In my experience, this is almost always the sign of a missing “end”.
If I add one to the bottom of your code, if does indeed go away. I
can’t see where exactly it’s missing though. Try cleaning up your
indentation, then it should be obvious.

James Edward G. II

akonsu wrote:

this is what i see:

c:/r2.rb:11: syntax error
[instr[0],instr[1],instr[2],instr[3],instr[4],instr[5],instr[6],instr[7],inï¿½str[8]]

^
c:/r2.rb:11: Invalid char `\255’ in expression
c:/r2.rb:11: syntax error
[instr[0],instr[1],instr[2],instr[3],instr[4],instr[5],instr[6],instr[7],inï¿½str[8]]

^
c:/r2.rb:136: syntax error

That doesnt appear when i try to execute… there is no \255 character
where it says there is one. Maybe it’s because you’re copying off of the
MB?

StarLion wrote:

rcount += 1
9.times do
problems = VerifyGroup(group)
9.times do
##end Col Check
3.times do #Rows of Block
end #We now have a 3x3 block. Verify Data.
cury = starty
else
check[num] = 1

‘end’)… no idea what’s going wrong?

Hi -

For starters, you’re gonna want to replace “else if” with “elsif”. The
“else if” starts a second if, so using “else if” will leave you one
“end” short. That’ll get you a syntax error for sure.

Regards,
Matthew J Desmarais

Hi -

For starters, you’re gonna want to replace “else if” with “elsif”. The
“else if” starts a second if, so using “else if” will leave you one
“end” short. That’ll get you a syntax error for sure.

Regards,
Matthew J Desmarais

That… would do it, thanks. Now i just have to figure out my logic
errors >_<

StarLion wrote:

else if num == 0

This should be:

elsif num == 0

I haven’t looked at the rest of the syntax, though, but I hope that
helps.

Todd