My problem is that I have a large function with hundreds of lines. I want to break it apart into smaller functions. The issue is that if I make a module level function, the scope changes and I have to pass the necessary variables to it. This can be difficult if there are 10 variables that need to be passed. So basically I want to be able to call a function inside another function but keep the scope the same. I found a way to do something like this by defining a function inside another function:
def main(): a = 'man' b = 'dog' def insideFunc(): print 'used local variable %s' % a print 'used local variable %s' % b insideFunc()
The thing with this is that it doesn't really shorten my larger function. So is it possible to get the effect of the above code with insideFunc defined somewhere that is not inside of main?