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Quickie, global variables and sub functions.

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I have a primary function set with 12 global variables I want the sub-functions to use, they are only double constants held during a loop.
Apart from being typing lazy (copy/past) and prob bad programming, is there any programming problem or reason why I should not declare a global variable in a sub-function that is not used?

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Paulo Silva
Paulo Silva on 6 Dec 2011
The variables should be passed to the functions as arguments, using global variables always introduce problems that are hard to debug, also if you declare a variable on a function you can access the same variable in every sub-function of that function.
Now for your question, besides the use of global variables and that sub-function that's not used?! I don't see any other problem
Paulo Silva
Paulo Silva on 6 Dec 2011
Sean you are correct, thanks, I always confuse them, there's a nice video tutorial from Doug Hull
Scragmore on 6 Dec 2011
Thanks, it was as I thought. Laziness on my part, not wanting to custom build large passes to a function. As well as readability and good programing practice. I think I managed to look for a compromise, declaring global sudo constants for large scale function structures and passing local variables.
Thanks for the clarification.

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