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Autocomplete in Mathematica 9 offers suggestions from inside SetDelayed and Module. For example, after running:

func[thing1_, thing2_] := thing1 + thing2;
 thing3 = 10;
 thing3 + 4

autocomplete will offer thing1, thing2, and thing3 as suggestions. Since they are intended to be local, this gets in the way. Is there a way around this?

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I doubt there is... Autocomplete will offer all symbols in the Global context and just using it in a Module creates a persistent symbol (even if its value is cleared). – R. M. Mar 4 '14 at 18:04
@rm-rf sounds like an answer... – Yves Klett Mar 5 '14 at 7:53

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