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Re: `Final' lvsub patch: arrays and hashes

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Simon Cozens
January 7, 2001 09:58
Re: `Final' lvsub patch: arrays and hashes
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On Sun, Jan 07, 2001 at 12:30:06PM -0500, Ronald J Kimball wrote:
> >     sub foo :lvalue {shift}  foo($a) = 7 
> "it is possible to return a modifiable value from a subroutine" does not at
> all mean the same thing as "all values returned from a subroutine are
> modifiable".

Fair enough. Try this:
    I am returning a value from a subroutine.
    The value I am returning is the value of the first parameter.
    The value of first parameter of the subroutine is modifiable.
    The value that I am returning is modifiable.

Where's the fallacy?
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