i am trying to reassign the value of these booleans from inside of a function and use the reassigned values inside of another function. how do i do that?
booleanA = False booleanB = False def choose(): inPut = input("A or B?: ") if "A" in inPut: booleanA = True if "B" in inPut: booleanB = True def mainCode(): if booleanA == True: #do something if booleanB == True: #do something else
In general, you should avoid trying to do this, as it can make your code harder to understand and debug (see action at a distance).
But, if you’re really sure you want to do this, you need to use the
global keyword to tell the interpreter that you’re reassigning to the boolean variables defined outside of the function rather than creating fresh variables:
def choose(): global booleanA global booleanB inPut = input("A or B?: ") if "A" in inPut: booleanA = True if "B" in inPut: booleanB = True