[Python-ideas] Add Unicode-aware str.reverse() function?
paddy3118 at gmail.com
Sat Sep 8 07:33:07 EDT 2018
I wrote a blog post
a decade ago on extending a Rosetta Code task example
<http://rosettacode.org/wiki/Reverse_a_string>to handle the correct
reversal of strings with combining characters.
On checking my blog statistics today I found that it still had a readership
and revisited the code
(and updated it to Python3.6)..
I found that amongst the nearly 200 languages that complete the RC
task,there were a smattering of languages that correctly handled reversing
strings having Unicode combining characters,
including Perl 6 <http://rosettacode.org/wiki/Reverse_a_string#Perl_6>
which uses flip.
I would like to propose that Python add a Unicode-aware *str.reverse *method.
The problem is, I'm a Brit, who only speaks English and only very rarely
dips into Unicode.* I don't know how useful this would be!*
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