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Is it unsafe to return a pointer to local data?

by faq_monk (Initiate)
on Oct 13, 1999 at 02:56 UTC ( #786=perlfaq nodetype: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Current Perl documentation can be found at

Here is our local, out-dated (pre-5.6) version:

No, Perl's garbage collection system takes care of this.

    sub makeone {
        my @a = ( 1 .. 10 );
        return \@a;

    for $i ( 1 .. 10 ) {
        push @many, makeone();

    print $many[4][5], "\n";

    print "@many\n";

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