I’m encountering a perplexing bug where python does not seem to be recognizing a variable. Another module is importing the following file:
activeI = None print 'activeI =', activeI def mouseClick(item): if item.iType == "star": if activeI != item: activeI = item item.display()
and it correctly sets the variable activeI. Later mouseClick is called, and the following error occurs:
UnboundLocalError: local variable 'activeI' referenced before assignment
If my knowledge of python is correct, the function should first look to itself for activeI, see nothing, then look up to its parent module and see the variable defined on import. In this case it seems to not be seeing activeI. I use this same structure in another module (a dictionary in that case) and it works fine.
Thanks very much!