Subprocedure Return Values–Food for Thought
September 30, 2009 Jon Paris
Those of us who have adopted subprocedures as a way of life often use their ability to return a result without thinking too much about the possible implications. But no technology should be thrown blindly into production without some understanding of the underlying tradeoffs.
Ted Holt has previously written tips on the performance aspects of parameter passing (Parameter Passing and Performance) and on the basics of subprocedure performance (Performance of Function Subprocedures). In this article, I want to take that discussion one step further because I find that many people still fail to appreciate the potential