Ian Bicking: the old part of his blog

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No. Those are globals!

>>> def func():
... print x,y
...
>>> import dis
>>> dis.dis(func.func_code)
2 0 LOAD_GLOBAL 0 (x)
3 PRINT_ITEM
4 LOAD_GLOBAL 1 (y)
7 PRINT_ITEM
8 PRINT_NEWLINE
9 LOAD_CONST 0 (None)
12 RETURN_VALUE
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