++ed by:
Toby Inkster

NAME

return::thence - return values from up above

SYNOPSIS

return has a seemed inconsistency when used within functions that take a code block, such as try below.

        use Try::Tiny;
        
        # will return 1
        sub foo {
                try { return(2) };
                return 1;
        }
        

This module introduces a return::thence keyword which returns from where you really mean:

        # will return 2
        sub bar {
                try { return::thence(2) };
                return 1;
        }

DESCRIPTION

This module needs to perform a bit of guesswork to figure out where you want to return from. Looking at the call stack, it returns from the first named function (see Sub::Name, Sub::Identify) that was defined in the same file and same package as its immediate caller.

return::thence doesn't especially differentiate between list and scalar context.

        sub baz { return::thence('a' .. 'z') };
        my @baz = baz()     # 'a' .. 'z'        
        my $baz = baz();    # 'z'

If you need more power, use Scope::Upper which is what this module uses under the hood.

BUGS

Skipping over XS stack frames can cause segfaults.

Please report any bugs to http://rt.cpan.org/Dist/Display.html?Queue=return-thence.

SEE ALSO

Scope::Upper.

AUTHOR

Toby Inkster <tobyink@cpan.org>.

COPYRIGHT AND LICENCE

This software is copyright (c) 2012 by Toby Inkster.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

THIS PACKAGE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTIBILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.




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