how do i make an array global

Bruno Desthuilliers onurb at xiludom.gro
Wed Jun 28 12:32:19 CEST 2006

a wrote:
> def fn():
>      for i in range(l)

l is not defined - you should have an error here.

>            global count
>            count[i]= ....
> how do i declare count to be global if it is an array

Just like it was an integer

> subsequently i should access or define count as an array

You need to define count before.

> error:
> global name 'count' is not defined


You probably should not do that anyway. Globals are *evil*. And
functions modifying globals is the worst possible thing. There are very
few chances you *need* a global here.

Also, and FWIW:
- Python has lists, not arrays (there's an array type in some numerical
package, but that's another beast)
- 'l' is a very bad name
- 'count' is a bad name for a list - 'counts' would be better (when I
see the name 'count', I think of an integer)

bruno desthuilliers
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