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VIewed here: http://solidity.readthedocs.io/en/latest/contracts.html#pure-functions
This suggests that `pure` prevents reading from state.
> Before version 0.4.17 the compiler didn’t enforce that pure is not reading the state.
This suggests that doing so is impossible.
> It is not possible to prevent functions from reading the state at the level of the EVM
Am I reading that right?