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(tye)Re2: Sub cannot return an array?

by tye (Sage)
on Apr 20, 2001 at 01:16 UTC ( #73998=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: (tye)Re: Sub cannot return an array?
in thread Dereference an array reference

"They return different values when called in a scalar context." ?

You could make versions that return the first element or a reference to an array or that die when called in a scalar context. But they all return he same list in a list context.

Trying to come up with some shorthand that describes both what they return in a list context and what they return in a scalar context without ever mentioning "context" is just a mistake in my book.

        - tye (but my friends call me "Tye")

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