Fixing UnboundLocalError revolving around “local variable ' ' referenced before assignment.”
I am trying to execute a translation with a module, though keep getting this error message relating to some of my variables:
UnboundLocalError: local variable 'usedWord' referenced before assignment
Here's my code for the reference:
def message_translate(): for message in r.get_unread(): message_text = message.body.lower() messageList = message_text.split() for word in message_text: if word in fullLangNames: usedWord = word index = fullLangNames.index(word) transLang = supportedLangs[index] elif word in abbrevLangNames: usedWord = word index = abbrevLangNames.index(word) transLang = supportedLangs[index] finalized_message_text = message_text.replace("/u/pleaseTranslate", "") and message_text.replace(usedWord, "") translation = (translator.translate(finalized_message_text, lang_from = 'en', lang_to = transLang)) callback = (transMessage % translation) message.mark_as_read
Now I don't understand why I'm getting that error, or what the error is telling me. I apologize if this is an easy fix, though I've looked around and haven't found anything of significant use.
Thanks and I appreciate the help!
It looks to me that the problem is in the finalized_message_text. You should initialize usedWord = "" before the for loop. That should fix it. Or add the final Else statement to initialize usedWord = ""