[Tutor] Variables and Functions

Tiger12506 keridee at jayco.net
Wed Nov 28 22:47:26 CET 2007

Sounds like an excuse for a global (aggh!) variable.
Or more properly, wrap all of the relevant functions in a class and use a
class variable for your puzzle

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Devon MacIntyre" <macintyredev at gmail.com>
To: <tutor at python.org>
Sent: Wednesday, November 28, 2007 4:00 PM
Subject: [Tutor] Variables and Functions

> Hi,
> Just wondering, how would I get a variable out of one function and into
> another? I'm trying to make a Sudoku puzzle for Python 2.5.1, and in one
> function I have the finished puzzle (as a matrix) called 'puzzle'. Using
> the
> 'copy' module I made a deep copy called 'new_puzzle'. That function is
> called to create the puzzle and its duplicate, because new_puzzle gets
> changed so that 85% of the numbers in the matrix get replaced by an empty
> string. Now, I have another function that allows you to choose the where
> on
> the grid to put in the number, but I also need to get new_puzzle in that
> function to add numbers not only on the Turtle grid, but add them in
> new_puzzle so I can compare it with the original 'puzzle' variable.
> PS: Both functions 'new_sudoku()' and 'play_game()' are called by a
> function
> called 'new_game()'. Also, I'm using a Mac, but I'm not sure if that
> affects
> the code or not.
> Thanks in advance.


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