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Re: inconsistency with "readonly" and scope

From: Linda Walsh
Subject: Re: inconsistency with "readonly" and scope
Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2012 13:00:17 -0700
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Andreas Schwab wrote:

Maarten Billemont <address@hidden> writes:

On 15 Apr 2012, at 03:21, Chet Ramey wrote:
If I declare a variable readonly at global scope, I wouldn't expect it
to be overridden by some local namespace pollution.
I think that's fine; in the local context, your variable has a
different meaning; it's another variable with the same name.

If the variable is exported the local variable overrides the exported


If the local variable is exported to be 'global', then
how is that a local variable?

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