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Re^2: Context propagation into subs and evals

by LanX (Bishop)
on Feb 20, 2012 at 22:10 UTC ( #955165=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Context propagation into subs and evals
in thread Context propagation into subs and evals

implicit_returns() has two implicit returns, because the calls to tst_context() could be last statement of the sub.

Since no_implicit_return() has an explicit return at the end which must be passed, disabling the implicit returns.

look here

sub tst { 5 } sub tst { return 5 }
Both functions are equivalent, but in the latter the return is explicit.

Cheers Rolf

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Re^3: Context propagation into subs and evals
by repellent (Priest) on Feb 20, 2012 at 22:18 UTC
    Right, I forgot about the return; so I've striked off my question about no_implicit_return.

    As for implicit_return, I guess I got confused as to the purpose of the if statement. Both the true and false code paths lead to an implicit return of the call to tst_context. Me thinks why bother having the if at all? :-)
      The if shows that multiple statements can be returned implicitly and it's not necessarily the undermost statement.

      If you know of a better example illustrating this - at the same time non-trivial and not complex - I'm open for suggestions. :)

      There is a whole bunch of "Flow-Control-Statements" which could play a role here.

      Cheers Rolf

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