• Subject: Re: Multiple parms to procedures
  • From: Nelson Smith <ncsmith@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 24 Jul 1998 20:52:13 -0400

Jon, Can I use an externally defined data structure as a return value? 
How would I define it in the procedure?  ie could the return value be a
data record.

Jon Paris wrote:
> 
> A procedure can only return a single value, but there is no reason why this
> can't effectively be a data structure, or a pointer to one.  The alternative 
>is
> to have the procedure modify the parameters just the same way that a called
> program modifies the parms.  The only restriction that this imposes is that 
>the
> parameters cannot be specified with the keywords CONST or VALUE with the
> resulting loss in function.
> 
> Jon Paris - AS/400 AD Market Support - paris@ca.ibm.com
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