I found this sentence in a book.
A pointer is returned to an automatic variable in a previous function call (discussed in the section “Pointers to Local Data” on page 66).
Based on the context, I guess the author really mean a pointer to an automatic variable is returned in a previous function call. Is my understanding correct? If so, the current word order is a little bit misleading and it could let people think we are returning a pointer to a variable, which is pointless. Is the current word order correct?