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    Angry func returning array

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    char foooo()[10]
    {
    	static char a[10];
    	return a;
    }
    I am really screwed up! What's wrong here?

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    Code:
    char* foooo()
    {
    	static char a[10];
    	return a;
    }
    Though have you considered encapsulating this in a class instead?
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    so this was a syntax error? really?
    when i write it like this:
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    char foooo()[10]
    {
    }
    my compiler reports that the function returns array! i am using MSVS .Net 2003.

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    I think the problem is that functions cannot return arrays. They can, however, return pointers to arrays.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bjarne Stroustrup (2000-10-14)
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