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Re: variable question

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"Support Desk" <su**************@gmail.comwrote in message
I am trying to assign a variable using an if / else statement like so:
If condition1:
Variable = something
If condition2:
Variable = something else
Do stuff with variable.

But the variable assignment doesn't survive outside the if statement. Is
any better way to assign variables using an if statement or exception so I
have to write two almost identical if statements. This is probably a dumb
The variable assignment should survive outside the if statements:

Python 2.5.2 (r252:60911, Feb 21 2008, 13:11:45) [MSC v.1310 32 bit (Intel)]
on win32
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>>if "yes" == "no":
value = "impossible"
>>if "no" == "no":
value = "possible"
>>print value
You probably want to watch out for the possibility that both Condition1 and
Condition2 are false; otherwise, you will get a NameError when you try to
access Variable without initializing it.

(By the way, as a matter of style, Python variable names are usually written
in all lower-case letters.)


Jul 9 '08 #1
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