variable question

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Thu Jul 10 07:49:41 CEST 2008

Support Desk wrote:
> 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. 

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does not work, what happened, and if not obvious, what you expected 

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