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Additional redundancy may improve readability for newbies, but that way lay the elimination of all implicit features, and then you've got Python.
"Final expression is return value" is an easy and basic meme for Perl, going all the way back to Perl 1. The unnecessary use of return deserves, not recommendation, but quiet disdain.
-- Chip Salzenberg, Free-Floating Agent of Chaos