In This Chapter
• Understand global scope
• Familiarize yourself with the various techniques available for using local scope
• Learn about some quirks that might cause your code to behave unpredictably
Let’s revisit something relating to variables that we saw in Chapter 2, “Values and Variables.” Each variable you declare has a certain level of visibility that determines when you can actually use it. In human-understandable terms, what this means is simple: just because you declare a variable doesn’t mean that it can be accessed from anywhere in your code. There are some basic things you need to understand, and this whole area of understanding falls under a topic known as variable scope.
In this chapter, I explain variable ...