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If you return a list from a subroutine, then you get that list back. If it was in scalar context, then you only get the first item of the list.

You can use wantarray to see what context you were called in.

Update: s/\barray\b/list/g per chromatic's comment.

In reply to Re^3: returning tied array by AK108
in thread returning tied array by strat

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