[newbie] make local var visible

Ara.T.Howard [mailto:Ara.T.Howard@noaa.gov]

#try traits

Hi Ara,

Thanks for traits. I do sometimes use it (especially when i feel lazy :).

But traits would require my users to understand classes wc, in their case,
they think they do not need it (yet. or they are not ready for it, yet.).

thanks and kind regards -botp