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
perl -e "s>>*F>e=>y)\*martinF)stronat)=>print,print v22.214.171.124.11.32"