> < ^ Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2003 18:33:50 +0100
> < ^ From: Greg Gamble <greg.gamble@math.rwth-aachen.de >
> < ^ Subject: Re: Programs

On Wed, Mar 12, 2003 at 10:31:56AM -0500, Vahid Dabbaghianabdoly wrote:
> Dear Gap-Froum,
> I have written a recursive program on GAP which contains two
> subroutines A and B such that A calls B, and B calls A.
> When I define A at the first, GAP does not know B.
> and when I define B, it does not know A. And I receive
> "Syntax error: warning: unbound global variable".
> Do you know How I can fix that?

Interactively, you can safely ignore it ... it is just a warning.

However to define two functions f and g that call each other in
such a way that avoids the warning use DeclareGlobalFunction and
InstallGlobalFunction to define each function like this:

DeclareGlobalFunction( "f" );
DeclareGlobalFunction( "g" );

# that defines f and g to be the names of two functions
# without defining what they do

InstallGlobalFunction( f,
# code here can refer to g
end );

InstallGlobalFunction( g,
# code here can refer to f
end );

Greg Gamble

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