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Michael P. Soulier msoulier at nortelnetworks.com_.nospam
Wed Feb 27 22:39:02 CET 2002


On Wed, 27 Feb 2002 20:37:15 GMT, Terry Reedy <tjreedy at home.com> wrote:
> 
>>>> def prcnt(counter = [0]):
> ...   print "The current count is %d" % counter[0]
> ...   counter[0] = counter[0] + 1
> ...
>>>> prcnt()
> The current count is 0
>>>> prcnt()
> The current count is 1

    But that doesn't work with multiple instances of prcnt. They all share the
same reference to the default list you created. 

    Mike

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