A. Thanks, I guess I missed it...
B. I have no other programming language experience.
[!--quoteo(post=385976:date=Jun 20 2006, 07:54 AM:name=kenrbnsn)--][div class=\'quotetop\']QUOTE(kenrbnsn @ Jun 20 2006, 07:54 AM)
Which area in php.net did you look at. The [a href=\"http://www.php.net/manual/en/language.functions.php\" target=\"_blank\"]section on Functions[/a] has a very clearly section on [a href=\"http://www.php.net/manual/en/functions.returning-values.php\" target=\"_blank\"]returning values[/a].
Also, if you have programmed in any other language, most have some sort of mechanism for returning values from a called routine back to the calling routine.