tomh at optiscan.com
Thu Jun 28 02:28:28 EDT 2001
I am very new to Python, and I am trying to get a recursive function
working. The problem is that the function modifies one of its arguments,
which is not a local copy of a variable (local to this stack frame of the
function, like in call by value in C) but a reference to a variable owned by
the function namespace, so changes to the variable are inherited by other
calls to the same function. I tried copying the argument to a variable in
the function body, but of course this suffers from the same problem.
This is the idea, but the list just keeps on growing.
What is the solution?
Tom Harris, Software Engineer
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