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Re^4: Hash (not) returned by subroutine

by afoken (Canon)
on Jan 27, 2020 at 23:41 UTC ( #11111954=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^3: Hash (not) returned by subroutine
in thread Hash (not) returned by subroutine

Doesn’t such a method make the behavior of a programming language unpredictable?

Not if perl is sure that the situation allows optimizing out.

I would blindly assume that all returns could be optimized out in this script:

sub foo { # do something return; } sub bar { # do something return 'a scalar'; } sub baz { # do something return qw( a list ); } foo(); bar(); baz(); exit();


Today I will gladly share my knowledge and experience, for there are no sweeter words than "I told you so". ;-)

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