Usage of main()

alex23 wuwei23 at
Sat Sep 5 06:46:35 CEST 2009

Carl Banks <pavlovevide... at> wrote:
> Sorry, alex, unfortunately you are wrong, although it's understandable
> that you've missed this.
> [...]
> The speedup comes because local lookups are much faster.  Accessing a
> local is a simple index operation, and a nonlocal is a pointer deref
> or two, then an indexing.  However for global variables the object is
> looked up in a dictionary.

Interesting. I guess at some point I should try to understand what is
going on under the covers :)

Thanks for the clarification.

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