Your goal is simple: to fail everything. More precisely, you should write the shortest code that triggers a compilation/interpretation error, or a runtime error.
What does not count
- Failing with symbols that are not covered by the language syntax and are meant to appear only in string literals, comments and other ways to include non-executable data in the code, or are not meant to appear in the code at all
- Warnings and notices that don't prevent successful compilation or execution
- Overflow related errors: infinite loops, recursion limits reaching, stack overflows, out-of-memory errors and so on
This is code-golf, so the shortest code in bytes wins!
By the way, this is probably the only challenge where non-esoterical languages can beat esoterical ones ;-)