Handling 2.7 and 3.0 Versions of Dict

Travis Parks jehugaleahsa at gmail.com
Fri Sep 2 18:53:37 CEST 2011


On Sep 2, 12:36 pm, "Gabriel Genellina" <gagsl-... at yahoo.com.ar>
wrote:
> En Wed, 31 Aug 2011 22:28:09 -0300, Travis Parks <jehugalea... at gmail.com>  
> escribi :
>
> > On Aug 31, 7:37 pm, Gregory Ewing <greg.ew... at canterbury.ac.nz> wrote:
> >> Ian Kelly wrote:
> >> > if sys.version_info < (3,):
> >> >     getDictValues = dict.itervalues
> >> > else:
> >> >     getDictValues = dict.values
>
> >> > (which is basically what the OP was doing in the first place).
>
> > My problem was that I didn't understand the scoping rules. It is still
> > strange to me that the getValues variable is still in scope outside
> > the if/else branches.
>
> Those if/else are at global scope. An 'if' statement does not introduce a  
> new scope; so getDictValues, despite being "indented", is defined at  
> global scope, and may be used anywhere in the module.
>
> --
> Gabriel Genellina
>
>

Does that mean the rules would be different inside a function?



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