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orgnut at yahoo.com
Sat Oct 4 04:21:27 CEST 2014
On 10/03/2014 04:35 AM, Shiva wrote:
> Hi All,
> I might be doing something really silly here, but I can't seem to spot it:
> def front_x(words):
> for a in words:
> if a == 'x':
> b = sorted(b)
> c = sorted(c)
> d= b+c
> print('d = ',d)
> #return b+c
> return d
> front_x(['bbb', 'ccc', 'axx', 'xzz', 'xaa'])
> Why is return d or return b+c not returning anything??
> The d's value is confirmed by the print statement.
Works fine for me...
For a quickie test, I copy/pasted this code into Idle, and it works.
I suspect you are trying to run this as a script -- but remember, when running interactively
(directly in Python or in Idle) the return values are displayed automatically. This is NOT true
when running as a program, you have to specifically print the return values (or save them in a
variable to access them later). Change your calling line to:
print(front_x(['bbb', 'ccc', 'axx', 'xzz', 'xaa']))
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