fredrik at pythonware.com
Tue Oct 23 22:53:03 CEST 2001
(where's the start of this thread?)
> In the calling program I say:
> object.output( fout ) # print to file
> object.output( None) # print to standard output
> But Python complains that None is a variable that has not
> been previously set. Can someone explain? I thought None
> was the empty object reference. Where have I gone astray?
if you include the exact error message (at least the last line of
the traceback), you'll save the world a lot of guessing...
assuming you get a UnboundLocalError, you might have done
something like this:
/50 lines of code snipped/
# only use the first item
egg, None, None = 1, 2, 3
this gives you an "UnboundLocalError: local variable 'None'
referenced before assignment" on the *output* line.
to fix this, change the last line to, say,
egg, dummy, dummy = 1, 2, 3
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