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Answer: How can I write a function's output to a scalar?

by Abstraction (Friar)
on Jul 16, 2002 at 14:01 UTC ( #182083=categorized answer: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Q&A > subroutines > How can I write a function's output to a scalar? - Answer contributed by Abstraction

As a general rule functions should always return a value not print that value out. Following this rule will avoid problems like this.

But if you don't have the option of modifying the function you'll have to do some trickery with STDOUT.

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