Misunderstanding about closures
fishboy at spamspamspam.com
Mon Jun 7 07:12:14 CEST 2004
On Mon, 07 Jun 2004 03:27:22 GMT, "Alexander May"
<alex-news-deleteme at comcast.net> wrote:
>When I define a function in the body of a loop, why doesn't the function
>"close" on the loop vairable? See example below.
Hmmm, I'm having a hard time phrasing the answer to this in a form
besides, "Because the function doesn't 'close' on a loop variable"
Ok, how about this
x = 'a'
for x in range(10):
What value do you expect 'x' to be in bar(x)?
Because it sounds like you were expecting it to be bar('a') instead of
Hrmm, I just remembered. That's a C thing, isn't it? The loop
variable being only defined inside the loop.
God that makes to happy. Forgetting stuff like that. Maybe in
another 20 years I'll forget everything I ever knew about static typed
languages and pass into hacker Nirvana.
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