why does this not work!!! AAARRRGH!!!!!!!!

Simon Brunning SBrunning at trisystems.co.uk
Thu Sep 28 15:38:51 CEST 2000


> From:	Matthew Banham [SMTP:matb at photond.com]
> why does the following code (declared in a module) not work when I call
> myfunc?
> 
> global myglobalvar
> myglobalvar = 101
> 
> def myfunc():
>         myglobalvar = myglobalvar + 1
> 
> It gives an Unbound Local Error in the myglobalvar = myglobalvar + 1 line
> 
Try:

myglobalvar = 101

def myfunc():
    global myglobalvar
    myglobalvar = myglobalvar + 1

Funnily enough, the effect of the global statement isn't global!

> It's driving me madd
> aaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
> 
Stiff upper-lip, man. Remember - you're British.

Cheers,
Simon Brunning
TriSystems Ltd.
sbrunning at trisystems.co.uk




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