An EOL (End of Line) error indicates that the Python interpreter expected a particular character or set of characters to have occurred in a specific line of code, but that those characters were not found before the end of the line . This results in Python stopping the program execution and throwing a syntax error . The error eol while scanning string literal error in python occurs when while scanning a string of a program the python hit the end of the line due to the following reasons:
- Missing quotes
- Strings spanning multiple lines
Python is particularly prone to this type of error, since Python ends statements with newlines/line breaks , whereas most other programming languages have a character such as a semicolon ( , which means that other programming languages work more easily with multi-line statements out of the box.