returning an array from a function

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    returning an array from a function

    Hi, I think that I am having some conceptual problems with pointers. I have an Integer Array being created and used in a function, and I would like to return the array back into my main().

    This would seem easy, but in the books they speak of using pointers instead of my array. Do I need to change it to a pointer and then return it? Please tell me what I have done wrong.

    This is a sample program that does the same thing as I want.

    Code:
    int function()
    {
         int x1[4];
         int a;
         for(a = 0; a < 4; a++)
         {
              x1[a] = a;
         }
         return x1;
    }
    
    int main()
    {
         int x2[4];
         x2 = function();
         return 0;
    }
    Thanks a lot for your time!

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    Of Course! Thanks a lot, I really appreciate your help!

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