One of the things C++ developers have had for ages is a way to see a function's return value in the debugger, even if it isn't kept in a local variable. For example, see tip 29 in this list of Visual C++ tips
for VC++ 6.0 - a product released 12 or 13 years ago! Managed developers would like this ability, too
. Jared Parsons, from Technical Strategy Incubation, points to a set of requests, and explains
why it appears that VB has it already. (And you thought VB6 legacy support wasn't going to help you!)
Take a look and see what you think. Would it be worth the possible performance hit?