Ian Kelly ian.g.kelly at
Wed Jan 30 23:08:57 CET 2013

On Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 2:16 PM,  <aramildaern at> wrote:
> Hi everyone! I don't mean to intrude, but ive heard great things about this group and ive stumped myself with my python code.
> heres my code:

It would be helpful if you would also include the error that you get
when trying to run the code.

> global labelList
> labelList= dict()
> global counter
> counter = 0

That said, these lines stick out as being obviously wrong.  The global
statement is used within the context of a function to declare that a
name used within that function has global scope rather than local
scope.  There is no meaning to using the statement at the module level
like this -- Python already knows the name is global, because it's not
being used within a function -- and I'd be surprised if this didn't
result in a SyntaxError.

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