russblau at hotmail.com
Wed Jul 9 22:41:17 CEST 2008
"Support Desk" <support.desk.ipg at gmail.com> wrote in message
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> I am trying to assign a variable using an if / else statement like so:
> If condition1:
> Variable = something
> If condition2:
> Variable = something else
> Do stuff with variable.
> But the variable assignment doesn't survive outside the if statement. Is
> any better way to assign variables using an if statement or exception so I
> have to write two almost identical if statements. This is probably a dumb
The variable assignment should survive outside the if statements:
Python 2.5.2 (r252:60911, Feb 21 2008, 13:11:45) [MSC v.1310 32 bit (Intel)]
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>>> if "yes" == "no":
value = "impossible"
>>> if "no" == "no":
value = "possible"
>>> print value
You probably want to watch out for the possibility that both Condition1 and
Condition2 are false; otherwise, you will get a NameError when you try to
access Variable without initializing it.
(By the way, as a matter of style, Python variable names are usually written
in all lower-case letters.)
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