The string comparison operator eq puts its operands into scalar context:
say 'equal' if context('1') eq context('2');
my $c = (defined wantarray) ?
(wantarray ? 'list' : 'scalar')
say '(', shift, '): is in ', $c, ' context';
15:56 >perl 457_SoPW.pl
(1): is in scalar context
(2): is in scalar context
So, neither code snippet is doing what you want. The first compares the sizes of the two arrays. The second compares the size of @array with the value returned by reverse, which
In scalar context, concatenates the elements of LIST and returns a string value with all characters in the opposite order.
To compare the contents of the two arrays, use the smart match operator ~~. See How do I test whether two arrays or hashes are equal?
Hope that helps,
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