in reply to Re^2: DNA Reverse Complementin thread DNA Reverse Complement
Of course it does. I'm guessing you called it in scalar context and got the count of the transform; e.g., 1.
print revcompl("CGTAGTC"), $/;
print scalar revcompl("CGTAGTC"), $/;
There was just a post on this issue this morning: Mini-Tutorial: Scalar vs List Assignment Operator.
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