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Re: Why does Perl allow you to return array references to variables in local scope?

by moritz (Cardinal)
on Oct 16, 2013 at 12:20 UTC ( #1058432=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Why does Perl allow you to return array references to variables in local scope?

Perl does not allocate my-variables on the stack, but rather on the heap. It uses automatic reference counting to deallocate the memory when the number of references that point to a value drops to zero.


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