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Peter Loveday wrote:
> I suppose for me the ideal would be an explicit global declaration
> and local-by-default behaviour.
> Love, Light and Peace,
> - Peter Loveday

This is much like it is done in PHP, and I also would prefer 
something like this. Variables within function scope should
override variables within global scope. We don't even need a 
seperate keyword, as long as we have a table like 'globals' or 
such in which all global variables are kept.

So for example:

bar = 10;

fuction foo()
bar = 5; -- this bar is local to foo()
bar =; 
-- Get your global bar like this.
-- It is ugly, but global variables are 
-- usually a bad idea anyway.

Should then print: 

On top of that, a 'global x' keyword could be allowed as
syntactical sugar for 'x = globals.x'.

"No one knows true heroes, for they speak not of their greatness." -- 
Daniel Remar.
Björn De Meyer