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in reply to Re: sub returning undef
in thread sub returning undef

I have a question on that notion of returning the list by reference. Would that get you into trouble, if the list you were trying to return were in a variable local to the routine doing the returning? In that case, you're providing a reference to something that is about to wink out of existence, right? Or do I misunderstand what you're saying or how it works? (I don't mean to brag, but my ignorance is vast.)