Beginner's scoping question

James Stroud jstroud at mbi.ucla.edu
Wed Nov 10 21:51:14 CET 2004


If you make an assignment in a method, the name assumes a local scope in 
python. "b" was not assigned so did not assume local scope.

James

On Wednesday 10 November 2004 12:40 pm, Alan Little wrote:
> a=1
> b=[]
> class C():
>    def __init__(self):
>       a=2
>       b.append(3)
>
> c = C()
>
> print b
> # [3]
>
> # but ...
> print a
> # 1
>
> ???

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