No, that won't do it. @QUERY_PARAM is apparently a package variable. Once you have CGI compiled and in memory, @QUERY_PARAM is set until explicitly reset or undefined.
Note in the subroutine, the CGI object $q goes out of scope (and would thus be destroyed) at either of the return statements. btrott has it right -- Jellybean is a persistent environment like PERLEX or mod_perl, but CGI doesn't know that. We have to give it a hand.
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