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tkinter global variable

On 13Nov2020 12:48, Dennis Lee Bieber <wlfraed at> wrote:
>On Fri, 13 Nov 2020 18:40:53 +0100, David Kolovratn?k
><david at> declaimed the following:
>>def on_printfilename():
>>    global pic
>>    try:
>>        print( f"C: {pic}" )
>>    except NameError:
>>        print( f"C! pic not set yet" )
>	Just an aside: you only need "global <name>" if you are modifying the
>value bound to <name>. If <name> does not exist as a local and all one is
>doing is reading <name>, Python will automatically check the module
>(global) scope for that <name>.

This might be confusing< because that state is fragile, only applying if 
"pic" is never set, only accessed.

As soon as David modifies on_printfilename() to _assign_ to pic, it 
becomes a local name if he hasn't used "global".

IMO, if he must use "pic" as a global it is better to explicitly use 
"global" anyway.

Cameron Simpson <cs at>