Puzzling: local variable in recursive function made global?

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Fri Apr 3 05:02:42 CEST 2009

In article <mailman.2724.1238086228.11746.python-list at python.org>,
andrew cooke <andrew at acooke.org> wrote:
>sorry for the shouting, but someone asks this EVERY DAY AND I CAN'T TAKE

Nobody's forcing you to respond.  Nobody's forcing you to top-post,
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Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are, by
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