Scope question

Jacek Generowicz jacek.generowicz at cern.ch
Thu Mar 11 10:15:54 CET 2004


Subhash Chandra <nospam_yschandra at yahoo.com> writes:

> How can I make counter variable in function foo reference to global
> counter variable in the following code.

add the line "   global counter" just after "def foo():"

> Generally C programmers tend to write code like that I am looking
> for simple way to do it in python.

Generally C programmers do horrible things. Please consider whether
you really, really should be emulating C style in Python.

> --- BEGIN ---
> counter = 0
> 
> def foo():
>    if counter < 10:
>      print "count = ", counter
>      counter += 1
> 
> foo()
> --- END ---



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