in-place string reversal

Sybren Stuvel sybrenUSE at
Tue Mar 28 16:17:50 CEST 2006

Sathyaish enlightened us with:
> How would you reverse a string "in place" in python?

You wouldn't, since strings are immutable.

> Forget it! I got the answer to my own question. Strings are
> immutable, *even* in python.

Indeed :)

> Why not! The python compiler is written in C, right?

Yup. But what's got that to do with it? Strings are very mutable in C.

> It is amazing how just writing down your problem can give you a
> solution.


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capital punishment for stupidity, but why don't we just take the
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