so i was trying to make a very simple counter (although not sure if that's what you call it)
import time a = 0 def main(): time.sleep(5) b = a + 1 print (b) del(a) a = b del(b) main() main()
i know this is very unefficient and there is probably some command to count, but why doesn't this work?
i thought for sure it would give me the next number every 5 seconds: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, etc.
but apparently "a is referenced before assignment" which i don't see why it's a problem, because after the first reference a = 0, shouldn't it just loop...?