How do I avoid this global SyntaxWarning?

Siggy Brentrup bsb at winnegan.de
Sat Aug 25 18:25:45 CEST 2001


gradha at iname.com writes:

> Hi.
> 
> Promptly most of my scripts give SyntaxWarnings under Python 2.1.1, and the
> warning is so strange to me, and doesn't explain anything or point in any
> direction that I don't know exactly what to do. I've searched the
> documentation for warning, syntax and global keywords, but I don't seem to
> find what is making python angry. Here's the example:
> 
> #!/usr/bin/env python
> 
> expresion_include = "a string"
> 
> if __name__ == "__main__":
>    global expresion_include
>    print expresion_include
> 
> As said before, versions of Python 2.0 and earlier didn't show this warning.
> What is it

SyntaxWarning: name 'expresion_include' is assigned to before global declaration

Exactly what it says, in line 3 you assigned to expresion_include,
later in line 6 you declare it global.

> and how do I make it go away?

Remove the global statement, at module scope it doesn't make sense.


Thanks
  Siggy

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