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Assigning and recalling a value in hellobot

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Hello all.
First of all, I'm new to this forum and pretty new to python.
I found most things about Python on the web, but now I've ran into a challenge I dont seem to be able to solve.

I've downloaded an Irc bot called “Hellobot” to learn more python.
Think I found it here > http://paul.giannaros.org/sandbox_pythonircbotmodule <.
Got it to give some random replies and do some calculations etc.

But now my puzzle I don't seem to get solved:
I want my bot to remember some stuff, assign some values and recall them later.
But when I assigh values with “ if message.startswith(something): “, my bot seems to forget the values when I try to recall them with another “if message.startswith(sometingelse)”.

Example to make my story a bit more clear:

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  1. import ircbot
  2.  
  3. class HelloBot(ircbot.IRCBot):
  4.   def messageFromChannel(self, channel, user, message):
  5.     if message.startswith("hello"):
  6.       self.sendMessageToChannel(channel, "Hello to you too " + user + "!")
  7.       hello = user      
  8.  
  9.    elif message.startswith(“list”):
  10.      self.sendMessageToChannel(channel, hello + “just told me hello ”)
  11.  
  12.   else:
  13.     pass
  14.  
  15. bot = HelloBot("Hellobot", "irc.servername.com", ["#channel"])
  16. bot.execute()
  17. bot.close()
How can I make my bot remember what was put in in an if statement and let it recall that something in an other if statement?

Thanks in advance.
Mar 29 '08 #1
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P: 56
You are assigning the value to a local namespace, which is deleted once the function has been completed. To keep the value around, change "hello" to "self.hello".

For more information on namespace's, go here:

http://docs.python.org/tut/node11.html#SECTION0011200000000000000000
Mar 30 '08 #2

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