Yes, good point.
For context, the code I'm feeding through B::Concise is a very simplified version of the original benchmark code (see 11134740 and 11134741). That code allocates very large hashes.
The interesting point is that returning a huge list of keys, in list context, is faster than returning a reference to a hash followed by calling keys on a hash dereference. Ordinarily one would expect the latter to be faster than the former.
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