[Tutor] Your dog Scope bit me!

Sheila King sheila@thinkspot.net
Mon, 20 Aug 2001 20:27:29 -0700

On Mon, 20 Aug 2001 23:16:45 -0400 (EDT), <fleet@teachout.org>  wrote
about [Tutor] Your dog Scope bit me!:

:def get_upc():
:   """retrieves upc dictionary as upc"""
:   import pickle
:   f=open("upc.dict")
:   upc=pickle.load(f)
:   f.close()
:   print "UPC Dictionary retrieved"
:I'm assuming I have a scope problem.  Guess I don't understand all I
:should about scopes.  How do I run this from an interactive session so
:that I'm able to use the dictionary?

How about adding a last line to your function:

    return upc

And then call it in your main code like this:

dict = get_upc()

Sheila King