in reply to Re: palindrome using regular expressions
in thread palindrome using regular expressions

You don't have to split. reverse can also handle strings:

#!/usr/bin/perl use strict; use warnings; my $palindrome = 'lagerregal'; my $check = reverse $palindrome; print "yes\n" if $check eq $palindrome;
(see perldoc -f reverse)

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Re^3: palindrome using regular expressions
by Hofmator (Curate) on Oct 10, 2006 at 12:11 UTC
    Yes, you are absolutely right. Thanks for the correction.

    In fact, I also thought that reverse worked on strings and so I tried print reverse 'hello' which returns hello. From that I (incorrectly) concluded that it doesn't work ... well, got bitten by list context again, print scalar reverse 'hello' does the job OK :)

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      reverse is aware of its context; if you use it in string context ($reverse = reverse ...), it reverses the string; but if you use it in list context (print reverse ... or @array = reverse ..), it reverses the list (and does nothing if the list only has one element

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