Why can't I use this as a function?

Here in the code I have a function name 'boundry' my problem is that when I call this function nothing happens but when i copy the code and use it without the function it works so.....WHAT IS THE PROBLEM?

def boundry(padx,padx_change):
    if padx < 0:
       padx_change = 10

while True:

 for event in pygame.event.get():
    if event.type == pygame.QUIT:
            pygame.quit()
    if event.type == pygame.KEYDOWN:
            if event.key == pygame.K_LEFT:
                padx_change = -10
            elif event.key == pygame.K_RIGHT:
                padx_change = 10
    elif event.type == pygame.KEYUP:
            if event.key == pygame.K_LEFT or event.key == pygame.K_RIGHT:
                 padx_change = 0
                 
boundry(padx,padx_change)
## if padx < 0:
##       padx_change = 10
 padx += padx_change
 gamedisplay.fill(colours['mixed'])
 draw(gamedisplay,bat,padx,pady)
 pygame.display.update()
 clock.tick(fps)

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aikimarkCommented:
Most likely variable scope.
Changing parameters can get tricky.
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Flabio GatesCommented:
def boundry(padx,padx_change):
    if padx < 0:
       padx_change = 10

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Because an integer (e.g., padx_change) is immutable.
See a discussion on stackoverflow here.
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