file bug???

Ben Finney bignose-hates-spam at
Fri Nov 21 04:57:44 CET 2003

On Thu, 20 Nov 2003 22:52:40 -0500, hokiegal99 wrote:
> When I use 'file' instead of 'open' on the 4th line of this script
> (the line that begins with "outputFile")

Please post a minimal script that shows the problem.  This one has loads
of irrelevant guff.

> I get this error: "UnboundLocalError: local variable 'file' referenced
> before assignment" 

If you're using the function 'file', it seems best not to have a
variable by that name also.

It will be easier to see what's going on if you show a smaller script
that does nothing unrelated to the problem behaviour.  More than likely,
you'll see the cause of the problem yourself that way.

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