scope question

Mark Robinson m.1.robinson at herts.ac.uk
Tue Aug 7 18:18:04 CEST 2001


Thanks, I was trying to write
global count += 1

which didn't help, got it now :)

Terry Reedy wrote:

>> count = 0
>> def function():
>>    print count
>> function()
>> #works fine, however, if I type this:
>> 
>> count = 0
>> def function():
>>    count += 1
>>    print count
>> function()
>> 
>> UnboundLocalError: local variable 'count' referenced before
> 
> assignment
> 
> 1. Read the manual on variables in function bodies.
> 2. Binding name anywhere in function body makes it local unlesss you
> declare it global:
>    global count
> 
> Terry J. Reedy




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